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Match the Human Body Part With Its Description Quiz

Match the word in the right-hand column with its definition in the left-hand column. All the words are nouns.

A matching quiz by Billkozy. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Apr 03 24
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Avg Score
8 / 10
Last 3 plays: doc_astro (10/10), Guest 97 (5/10), shorthumbz (10/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Area between the eyebrows  
2. Area between the shoulder blades  
  Popliteal fossa
3. Arm pit or underarm  
4. Corners of the eye  
5. Depression below the neck between the clavicles.  
  Suprasternal notch
6. External part of the ear  
7. Groove between the nose and upper lip  
8. Lines on the inside of your wrist  
9. Space at the back of the knee  
10. White, crescent-shaped part of your fingernail  

Select each answer

1. Area between the eyebrows
2. Area between the shoulder blades
3. Arm pit or underarm
4. Corners of the eye
5. Depression below the neck between the clavicles.
6. External part of the ear
7. Groove between the nose and upper lip
8. Lines on the inside of your wrist
9. Space at the back of the knee
10. White, crescent-shaped part of your fingernail

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Area between the eyebrows

Answer: Glabella

From the Latin glaber, meaning "bald" or "smooth" the glabella is the smooth area of the forehead between the eyebrows, above the bridge of the nose. It is one of the areas that is sometimes targeted by cosmetologists with Botox injections because of the vertical wrinkles or frown lines that show up as we age. Anthropologists also reference the area for measuring cranial features in their study of the skull for analysis and anthropological classification.
2. Area between the shoulder blades

Answer: Acnestis

This "interscapular region" or "dorsal midline" is colloquially known as the area with the "itch you can't scratch". The term "acnestis" has been used also for an area on an animal's body that is difficult for the animal to scratch with its own limbs.

In his 1874 book, "The Naturalist in Nicaragua", the American naturalist Thomas Belt used the term "acnestis" for that area between the shoulder blades of certain animals, which was hard for them to reach to scratch, but the word did appear earlier--in 1743, by physician and inventor, Robert James.
3. Arm pit or underarm

Answer: Axilla

The axilla is that concave area under your arm where you apply your deodorant. It's where the blood vessels and nerves enter and leave your upper arm under your shoulder, and it's where you have several sweat glands, along with muscles and lymph nodes. Here, the immune system's drainage occurs from the upper limb and chest area, as the lymph nodes help filter and protect against infections. Lymph nodes are located in other parts of the body as well such as the neck, abdomen, groin and chest.
4. Corners of the eye

Answer: Canthus

From the Medieval Latin canthus meaning "corner or lip of a jug," the canthus is the corners of our eyes where the lower and upper eyelids meet. The medial canthus (also called the inner canthus or lacrimal canthus), is the corner that is closer to the nose, whereas the lateral canthus (also called the outer canthus) is the corner closer to our ears, the outer side of the eye.

The canthi (plural of canthus) are used as reference points in surgical procedures, and in examinations of the tear ducts, as well as when measurements are done for eyeglass fittings.
5. Depression below the neck between the clavicles.

Answer: Suprasternal notch

Also known as the jugular notch, it is the indentation under the neck between the two clavicles, just above the sternum (breastbone). It's where a doctor or army medic or whomever would jab a tube in the neck to perform a tracheotomy, as the trachea lies right behind it. Other terms for the suprasternal notch are the fossa jugularis sternalis, and Plender gap.
6. External part of the ear

Answer: Pinna

The pinna, also called the auricle, is the large part of the whole aural system, made mostly of cartilage, on both sides of the head, by the temples. It's visible to others, unless one's hairdo covers it up. The bottom portion is called the ear lobe from which earrings are dangled or where the ear can be pierced.
The word pinna is pluralized as pinnae or pinnas, and is also used to describe other animal body parts that project out such as a wing, fin, or feather and, in fact, "pinna" is Latin for "feather" or "wing".

The function of the pinna is to collect the sound and direct it inwardly to the middle and inner ear thus helping to localize where the sound is coming from directionally, and also amplifying certain frequencies in the range of human speech.
7. Groove between the nose and upper lip

Answer: Philtrum

Philtrum is derived from the from Latinized form of Greek word "philtron" which means "love charm," suggesting the erotic or seductive nature of the lips. It is the vertical groove or indentation below the nose and right above the upper lip. The philtrum forms when the two sides of the face come together during development of the fetus.
8. Lines on the inside of your wrist

Answer: Rasceta

Rasceta, or rascette lines are the naturally forming lines on the inside parts of your wrist, made by the folding of the skin at the flexion points of the wrist. You can see them more clearly when you bend your wrist. Most people have three prominent rascette lines, but the number and prominence can vary from person to person.

Rasceta are one of the traits that palm readers focus their attention on when interpreting the lines of a person's hand, and in that pseudoscience the rasceta are called bracelet lines.
9. Space at the back of the knee

Answer: Popliteal fossa

Popliteal alone means "of or relating to the back part of the leg behind the knee joint," from the Modern Latin "popliteus" meaning the "flat, triangular muscle at the back of the knee-joint." It's that
sort of hollowed-out space on the backside of the knee, where you would for instance bend your leg. Fossa is the Latin meaning "ditch, trench, furrow." A less technical term is the "posterior knee," or even less formal "kneepit."
The popliteal fossa contains the popliteal artery, a continuation of the femoral artery, transporting blood to the lower legs and feet passes through the popliteal fossa. The popliteal vein, tibial nerve, and peroneal nerve also travel through the popliteal fossa.
10. White, crescent-shaped part of your fingernail

Answer: Lunula

You can guess how the name lunula, might be related to the moon, being crescent-shaped and it indeed derives from the Latin "luna" meaning "moon." It's not the white part of the nail near the tip of your finger, but the white part that's alongside your cuticle, closer to the hand than the fingertip. The lunule appears lighter or whitish in color because it is made of opaque cells that cover the blood vessels under the nail bed.
Source: Author Billkozy

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