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liminal

1. : of or relating to a sensory threshold. 2. : barely perceptible

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phallic

of, relating to, or resembling a phallus or erect penis.

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ventral

abdominal

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cilia, cilium (sing.)

a minute short hairlike process often forming part of a fringe; especially : one on a cell that is capable of lashing movement and serves especially in free unicellular organisms to produce locomotion or in higher forms a current of fluid

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dermis

the thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis that forms the true skin, containing blood capillaries, nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, and other structures.

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dorsiflexion

flexion in a dorsal direction; especially : flexion of the foot in an upward direction—compare plantar flexion

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lingua

a tongue or an organ resembling a tongue in structure or function.

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dura, dural (adj)

The outermost, toughest, and most fibrous of the three membranes (meninges) covering the brain and the spinal cord. Dura is short for dura mater (from the Latin for hard mother). Also called the pachymeninx (singular) or pachymeniges (plural). Epidural me

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gullet

1 : esophagus; broadly : throat. 2 : an invagination of the protoplasm in various protozoans (as a paramecium) that sometimes functions in the intake of food.

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humerus

the bone of the upper arm or forelimb, forming joints at the shoulder and the elbow

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limbic

a group of forebrain structures that has the hypothalamus, the amygdala, and the hippocampus. These are involved in motivation, emotion, learning, and memory.

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occipital

Pertaining to the occiput, the back of head.

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plexus

a network of anastomosing or interlacing blood vessels or nerves. : an interwoven combination of parts or elements in a structure or system

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aural

pertaining to the ear

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endocrine

relating to the glands that secrete hormones or other products directly into the blood

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booger

1. a piece of dried nasal mucus. 2. shorten form of bogeyman

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pulmonary

Pertaining to the lungs

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coronary

1. (adj) relating to or denoting the arteries that surround and supply the heart 2. (n) short for coronary thrombosis.

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cortex

the outer layer of the cerebrum (the cerebral cortex ), composed of folded gray matter and playing an important role in consciousness.

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visage

face, countenance, look, (facial) features

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ocular

of or connected with the eyes or vision

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dermal

1 : of or relating to skin and especially to the dermis : cutaneous. 2 : epidermal.

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systolic, systole (n)

the phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle contracts and pumps blood from the chambers into the arteries.

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monocular

of, involving, or affecting a single eye

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viscera

The internal organs of the body, specifically those within the chest (as the heart or lungs) or abdomen (as the liver, pancreas or intestines). The singular of "viscera" is "viscus" meaning in Latin "an organ of the body."

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sinonasal

pertaining to the nose of nasal sinuses

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vulva

the external opening of the vagina

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nexus

a connection

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amygdala

small, almond shaped mass of nuclei located in the temporal lobes of the brain, associated with emotions, aggression and memory

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mucous

consisting of, or resembling mucus