Synonyms of 'Bones'
astragalusanklebonethe talus, or anklebone, in humans calcaneusheel bonethe largest tarsal bone, forming the heel in man carpalwristany bone of the wrist carpuswristthe eight small bones of the human wrist that form the joint between the arm and the hand claviclecollarboneeither of the two bones connecting the shoulder blades with the upper part of the breastbone coccyx-a small triangular bone at the end of the spinal column in man and some apes, representing a vestigial tail costaribcraniumbrainpanthe skull of a vertebrate cuboid-the cubelike bone of the foot; the outer distal bone of the tarsus ethmoid-a bone of the skull that forms part of the eye socket and the nasal cavity femurthighbonethe longest thickest bone of the human skeleton, articulating with the pelvis above and the knee below fibula-the outer and thinner of the two bones between the knee and ankle of the human leg frontal bone-the bone forming the forehead and the upper parts of the orbits. It contains several air spaces hallux-humerus-the bone that extends from the shoulder to the elbow hyoid-the horseshoe-shaped bone that lies at the base of the tongue and above the thyroid cartilage ilium-the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone incusanvilthe central of the three small bones in the middle ear of mammals innominate bonehipboneeither of the two bones that form the sides of the pelvis, consisting of three fused components, the ilium, ischium, and pubis ischium-one of the three sections of the hipbone, situated below the ilium malleushammerthe outermost and largest of the three small bones in the middle ear of mammals mandiblelower jawbonethe lower jawbone in vertebrates maxillaupper jawbonethe upper jawbone in vertebrates metacarpus-the skeleton of the hand between the wrist and the fingers, consisting of five long bones metatarsus-the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus, consisting of five long bones occipital bone-the saucer-shaped bone that forms the back part of the skull and part of its base parietal bone-either of the two bones forming part of the roof and sides of the skull patellakneecapa small flat triangular bone in front of and protecting the knee joint pelvis-the large funnel-shaped structure at the lower end of the trunk of most vertebrates: in man it is formed by the hipbones and sacrum phalanx-any of the bones of the fingers or toes pubis-one of the three sections of the hipbone that forms part of the pelvis radius-the outer and slightly shorter of the two bones of the human forearm, extending from the elbow to the wrist rib-any of the 24 curved elastic arches of bone that together form the chest wall in man. All are attached behind to the thoracic part of the spinal column sacrum-(in man) the large wedge-shaped bone, consisting of five fused vertebrae, in the lower part of the back scapulashoulder bladeeither of two large flat triangular bones, one on each side of the back part of the shoulder in man skull-sphenoid-the large butterfly-shaped compound bone at the base of the skull, containing a protective depression for the pituitary gland spinal column or spinebackbonea hard pointed process or structure, such as the ray of a fin, the quill of a porcupine, or the ridge on a bone stapesstirrupthe stirrup-shaped bone that is the innermost of three small bones in the middle ear of mammals sternumbreastbone(in man) a long flat vertical bone, situated in front of the thorax, to which are attached the collarbone and the first seven pairs of ribs talusanklebonethe bone of the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint tarsus-the bones of the ankle and heel, collectively temporal bone-either of two compound bones forming part of the sides and base of the skull: they surround the organs of hearing tibiashinbonethe inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle ulna-the inner and longer of the two bones of the human forearm vertebra-one of the bony segments of the spinal column vertebral columnbackbonezygomatic bonecheekboneeither of two bones, one on each side of the skull, that form part of the side wall of the eye socket and part of the zygomatic arch; cheekbone ▷ See bone
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Word List of Bones from the Collins English Word Lists