Human Body A-Z

Name these parts of the body starting with each letter of the alphabet.
We use colloquial names as well as scientific ones
We use the term "parts of the body" loosely
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Last updated: January 9, 2014
First submittedNovember 10, 2013
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Description
Answer
A
Largest artery
Aorta
B
Two-headed arm muscle
Biceps
C
Largest of three main
parts of the brain
Cerebrum
D
First part of
the small intestine
Duodenum
E
Outermost layers of skin
Epidermis
F
Largest bone
Femur
G
Bile storage organ
Gallbladder
H
Upper arm bone
Humerus
I
Colored part of the eye
Iris
J
Vein of the neck
Jugular
K
Blood filtering organ
Kidney
L
Voice box
Larynx
M
What's inside bones
Marrow
 
Description
Answer
N
Another word for the belly button
Navel
O
Nerve connecting the eye and brain
Optic Nerve
P
Gland that produces growth hormone
Pituitary Gland
Q
Large muscle group above the
front of the knee
Quadriceps
R
Back of the eye
Retina
S
Divides your nostrils
Septum
T
Large endocrine gland of the neck
Thyroid
U
Weird-looking thing that dangles
above the throat
Uvula
V
Pumping chamber of the heart
Ventricle
W
Uterus
Womb
X
"Process" of the lower sternum
Xyphoid Process
Y
What makes a man, genetically speaking
Y Chromosome
Z
Technical name of the cheekbone
Zygomatic Bone
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Level 74
Nov 28, 2013
I reckon 'cerebral cortex' should be accepted for 'cerebrum'. It makes up the majority of the cerebrum and could therefore reasonably be defined as the largest of the three 'main' parts of the brain.
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Level 80
Jan 5, 2014
The three main parts are the cerebrum, cerebellum, and brain stem. The cerebral cortex is not the largest of those three because it's not one of those three.. even if it makes up the largest part of one of the three.
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Level 53
Jan 5, 2014
Never new the cheekbone had a technical term. Learning something new everyday. Thanks, jetpunk.
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Level 78
May 30, 2014
Same here. Thought I had it done in a snap until I got to Z.
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Level 72
May 20, 2016
You guys clearly don't watch enough medical dramas on TV. ;-)
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Level 88
May 20, 2016
I fall in the category of having watched too many medical dramas, and can't recall hearing z.
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Level 78
May 20, 2016
My husband is an ICU nurse. The last thing he wants to do at home is watch a medical show.
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Level 65
Apr 5, 2017
Yep, clean sweep, then I get to z... dang.
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Level 59
Jan 6, 2014
got 21 with a minute to go and im 14 haha. I listen in biology class though;)
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Level 63
Dec 8, 2014
I got 22 and fell asleep in biology class.
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Level 45
Mar 6, 2020
did i ask
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Level 24
Jan 7, 2014
Thank you anatomy class...
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Level 56
Jan 8, 2014
Please accept Zygoma for Zygomatic Bone.
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Level ∞
Jan 9, 2014
Ok, that will work now.
+4
Level 78
Jun 1, 2017
Any chance you can also accept zablazazuglab? 'Cause that's all I could come up with. :-P
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Level 67
Dec 5, 2019
I guess zygote wasnt acceptable.. ;) I knew it was wrong but couldnt come up with anything else.
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Level 53
Apr 21, 2014
I was hesitant to try this quiz, but to my surprise, I knew them all! And had 2:03 left over!
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Level 79
Jan 30, 2015
Watching "Bones" helped on this one! 25/26
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Level 80
Aug 29, 2020
there are only a handful of questions about bones on this quiz
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Level 53
Apr 25, 2015
I tried cerebellum and cerebral...that was silly. I knew cerebral was an adjective, not a noun.
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Level 27
Apr 29, 2015
Technically the 'two-headed arm muscle' should be Biceps Brachii not just Biceps because there's the Biceps Femoris in the anterior compartment of the upper leg.
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Level 21
May 20, 2016
Technically it should. However the muscle he is referring to is commonly called biceps. Like in other clues, it would ask you for a scientific name if it wanted one.
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Level 82
Jun 27, 2015
How about "ventricular chamber" ? That's basicly the same, isn't it? Also spelling pituitary was hard. I tried "pituary" and knew I missed letters, but couldn't have figured out which ones.
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Level 59
Sep 21, 2015
Chromosome should be accepted for Y Chromosome. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out if I spelled Chromosome Correctly.
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Level 21
May 20, 2016
No it shouldn't simply because women still have the same number of chromosomes as men, the only difference being the gender chromosome: X for female, Y for male.
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Level 62
Oct 15, 2019
Exactly! Chromosome would have to be under "C". Also answer is not correct without y.
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Level 80
May 20, 2016
It should indeed, the question is clear enough and usually, you don't need to repeat the clue in the answer on jetpunk.
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Level 71
Aug 30, 2018
I agree - should be no need to repeat the clue in the answer here
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Level 60
Dec 5, 2019
I omitted the "Y", then quickly realized it was required. You wouldn't put "etina" or "emur" or "uodenum" and expect that to work. But when the letter clue in an A-Z quiz is essentially a separate and complete word, it triggers something in the Jetpunk experience/memory bank to assume omission is ok. Perhaps Kiwiquizzer said it best over two years ago - do not omit the first letter in an A-Z quiz ever. I don't make quizzes, but I assume expecting the QM to have customized the Y answer only is probably an unfair expectation. That said, give me "ventrical" QM, that cost me a 5-spot! JK, my spelling deficiency is my problem, not yours.
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Level 65
Apr 5, 2017
It has to start with Y. It is an A-Z quiz.
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Level 72
Aug 29, 2020
technically it is the SRY gene that makes someone male - it's just usually found on a Y chromosome.
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Level 40
May 3, 2016
I think you should accept 'umbilicus' for belly-button
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Level 21
May 20, 2016
'Umbilicus' doesn't start with a 'n'
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Level 33
May 20, 2016
that's a good point...
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Level 72
May 20, 2016
Technicalities... sheesh
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Level 42
May 20, 2016
I vote nuppa for navel
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Level 52
May 20, 2016
Please accept xiphisternum for xiphoid process.
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Level 44
May 23, 2016
Good quiz. I got all by Q, X, and Z. X and Z were rather obscure, but I should have gotten Q.
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Level 45
Oct 8, 2016
Just missed Z, and I tried every dang brain-related C I could think of (cerebellum, cortex, core matter...) but missed cerebrum!
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2018
cerberus:D
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Level 40
Nov 18, 2017
For cerebrum, accept the cerebral cortex
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Level 68
Jan 3, 2019
spent about half of the time looking for translations in English! :-(
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Level 30
Jan 16, 2019
Please accept "Gullbladder" next time.
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Level 70
Jan 24, 2019
I think birds such as gulls don't have a bladder as such, but the 'cloaca' would be the nearest approximate receptacle to one.
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Level 43
Mar 19, 2019
Should also accept xiphisternum fro xiphoid sternum
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Level 53
Oct 10, 2019
Can I not just say chromosome for Y?
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Level 57
Oct 10, 2019
well no, because it has to start with a Y
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Level 55
Oct 10, 2019
Wow I am big dum dum
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Level 65
Nov 4, 2019
If it makes you feel better, I thought uvula was part of the female reproductive system
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Level 50
Sep 29, 2020
Well, you're living up to your name! (Hollywood is terrible at female anatomy sometimes)
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Level 64
Oct 16, 2020
Chromosome should definitely be accepted for ‘Y’. I couldn’t work out why it wasn’t accepting it... When the question says ‘what makes a man beginning with Y?’ I think it’s pretty obvious anybody typing ‘chromosome’ is referring to a Y chromosome. Nobody is going to accidentally get that answer when referring to an X chromosome....