8 Body Parts You Didn’t Know Had Proper Names

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The human body is amazing.

It is full of many parts that join to form the big whole. The human body may be messy and gross but that doesn’t take away from it’s amazing properties. Because the body has many parts, people who aren’t in the medical line probably don’t know the names for its different parts. Here are 8 body parts you didn’t know have proper names:

1. Philtrum

The small indentation between your upper lip and your nose is your philtrum.


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2. Opisthenar

The front part of your hand is called palm. You’d be surprised to know that the back of your hand has an actual name. It’s the Opisthenar.

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3. Gnathion

Most people believe that everything on your lower face is the chin. But each part of the chin has a specific name. The lowest part of your chin is called a Gnathion.


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4. Glabella

This is the space between your eyebrows.


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5. Tragus

You know the small cartilage in front of your ear? That’s your Tragus.


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6. Rasceta

Ever looked inside your wrist? We bet you’ve seen those lines inside your wrist that are just below your hands. Those lines are called Rasceta.


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7. Purlicue

The space between your forefinger and your thumb is called a Purlicue.


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8. Hallux

Do you know your big toe has a name? Yep, your big toe is called a hallux.

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Which of these names did you know before today?