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Alveolus
A small cavity or hollow
Ampulla
The small dilated portion of a cavity
Apex
Pointed area or end of a structure
Capsule
An outer cover or wall
Cortex
The outer part of a structure
Evagination
The protrusion or bulging of a wall or structure
Lower Extremity
The end portion, terminal point, or limit of a part, includes the thigh, leg, ankle, and foot
Upper Extremity
The end portion, terminal point, or limit of a part, includes the arm, forearm, wrist, and hand
Follicle
A small secreting cavity or sac
Germ
An offshoot or bud
Hypochondriac
Upper lateral regions or the body:
lateral to the spigastric region
Invagination
The inward bulging of a wall or structure
Lamella
A thin plate, scale or layer
Lumen
The space within a tube, duct, intestine, or vessel
Medulla
The inner or central part of a structure
Papilla
A small protuberance or elevation
Parenchyma
Fuctional part of a tissue or organ. This can be viewed as the opposite of the term "stroma"
Parietal
Refers to the wall of an organ or cavity
Sinus
A hollow, cavity, canal, or narrow opening
Stroma
The tissue that forms the supporting structure, foundation or framework of an organ -- generally a soft tissue. Opposite of "parenchyma"
Thorax (chest)
That part of the trunk between the neck and abdomen; containing structures such as heart, lungs, sternum, and ribs. Separated from the lower trunk by the diaphragm
Trabeculae
A small fiber-like supportive element. Often extend into organs in order to subdivide and support softer tissues. Also the individual bone silvers that characterize spongy bone
Trunk (torso)
That part of the body excluding the head, neck, upper and lower extremities
Vesicle
A small sac-like structure containing fluid
Vestibule
A small cavity or dilated region at the beginning of a canal
Villus
A small finger-like projection
Viscera
Refers to organs in the body cavities