body Idioms & Phrases


able-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a strong healthy body
    able.
    • an able seaman
    • every able-bodied young man served in the army
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A`ble-bod"ied adjective

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  1. Having a sound, strong body; physically competent; robust. "Able-bodied vagrant." Froude. -- A`ble-bod"ied*ness, n..
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able-bodied seaman

  • noun a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
    able seaman.
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acetone body

  • noun a ketone that is an intermediate product of the breakdown of fats in the body; any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, acetone, and/or beta-hydroxybutyric acid) found in excess in blood and urine of persons with metabolic disorders
    acetone body.
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acute inclusion body encephalitis

  • noun common form of acute encephalitis caused by herpes simplex 1; usually affects the temporal and frontal lobes
    herpes encephalitis; herpes simplex encephalitis.
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administrative body

  • noun a unit with administrative responsibilities
    administrative unit.
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adult body

  • noun the body of an adult human being
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adult female body

  • noun the body of an adult woman
    adult female body.
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adult male body

  • noun the body of an adult man
    adult male body.
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After body

  • (Naut.), the part of a ship abaft the dead flat.
  • (Naut.), the part of a ship abaft the dead flat, or middle part.
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basal body temperature

  • noun body temperature in the morning before rising or moving about or eating anything
    basal temperature.
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basal body temperature method

  • noun natural family planning in which the fertile period of the woman's menstrual cycle is inferred by noting the rise in basal body temperature that typically occurs with ovulation
    basal body temperature method.
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basal body temperature method of family planning

  • noun natural family planning in which the fertile period of the woman's menstrual cycle is inferred by noting the rise in basal body temperature that typically occurs with ovulation
    basal body temperature method.
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black body

  • noun a hypothetical object capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it
    blackbody; full radiator.
    • a black body maintained at a constant temperature is a full radiator at that temperature because the radiation reaching and leaving it must be in equilibrium
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black-body radiation

  • noun the electromagnetic radiation that would be radiated from an ideal black body; the distribution of energy in the radiated spectrum of a black body depends only on temperature and is determined by Planck's radiation law
    blackbody radiation.
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body and soul

  • adverb with complete faith
    heart and soul.
    • she was with him heart and soul
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body armor

  • noun armor that protects the wearer's whole body
    body armor; cataphract; coat of mail; suit of armor; suit of armour.
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body armour

  • noun armor that protects the wearer's whole body
    body armor; cataphract; coat of mail; suit of armor; suit of armour.
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body bag

  • noun a bag in which the body of a dead soldier is placed
    human remains pouch; personnel pouch.
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Body cavity

  • (Anat.), the space between the walls of the body and the inclosed viscera; the cælum; in mammals, divided by the diaphragm into thoracic and abdominal cavities.
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Body cloth; pl. Body cloths

  • a cloth or blanket for covering horses.
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Body clothes

  • . (pl.) #1 Clothing for the body; esp. underclothing. #2 Body cloths for horses. Obs. Addison.
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Body coat

  • a gentleman's dress coat.
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Body color

  • (Paint.), a pigment that has consistency, thickness, or body, in distinction from a tint or wash.
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body count

  • noun a count of troops killed in an operation or time period
    • the daily body count increased as the war went on
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body covering

  • noun any covering for the body or a body part
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body english

  • noun a motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction
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body fluid

  • noun the liquid parts of the body
    bodily fluid; humor; humour; body fluid.
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body forth

  • verb represent in bodily form
    embody; substantiate; incarnate.
    • He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system
    • The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist
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body guard

  • verb accompany and protect from physical harm
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body hair

  • noun short hair growing over a person's body
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body language

  • noun communication via the movements or attitudes of the body
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body length

  • noun the length of your body
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body lotion

  • noun lotion applied to the body after bathing
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Body louse

  • noun a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings
    Pediculus corporis; cootie.
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  • (Zoöl.), a species of louse (Pediculus vestimenti), which sometimes infests the human body and clothes. See Grayback.
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body mass index

  • noun a measure of someone's weight in relation to height; to calculate one's BMI, multiply one's weight in pounds and divide that by the square of one's height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25; obese is a BMI greater than 30
    BMI.
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body odor

  • noun malodorousness resulting from a failure to bathe
    body odor; B.O..
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body odour

  • noun malodorousness resulting from a failure to bathe
    body odor; B.O..
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Body of a church

  • the nave.
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Body of a law

  • (Law), the main and operative part.
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body of water

  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge
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body of work

  • noun the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
    oeuvre; work.
    • he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre
    • Picasso's work can be divided into periods
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body pad

  • noun a pad worn by hockey goalkeeper
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body part

  • noun any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
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Body plan

  • (Shipbuilding), an end elevation, showing the conbour of the sides of a ship at certain points of her length.
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body plethysmograph

  • noun plethysmograph consisting of a chamber surrounding the entire body; used in studies of respiration
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Body politic

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; nation; state.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
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  • the collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions; also, a corporation. Wharton.
    As to the persons who compose the body politic or associate themselves, they take collectively the name of "people", or "nation". Bouvier.
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body process

  • noun an organic process that takes place in the body
    bodily function; bodily process; activity.
    • respiratory activity
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Body servant

  • noun a valet or personal maid
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  • a valet.
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Body snatcher

  • noun someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection
    graverobber; ghoul.
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  • one who secretly removes without right or authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.; a resurrectionist.
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Body snatching

  • (Law), the unauthorized removal of a dead body from the grave; usually for the purpose of dissection.
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body stocking

  • noun a one-piece tight-fitting undergarment for women that covers the torso (and may have sleeves and legs)
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body structure

  • noun a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    body structure; anatomical structure; bodily structure; structure.
    • he has good bone structure
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body substance

  • noun the substance of the body
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body suit

  • noun a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance
    leotard; cat suit; unitard.
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body temperature

  • noun temperature of the body; normally 98.6 F or 37 C in humans; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
    blood heat.
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body type

  • noun a category of physique
    somatotype.
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body waste

  • noun waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
    excrement; excretion; excretory product; excreta.
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body weight

  • noun the weight of a person's body
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body-build

  • noun constitution of the human body
    physique; build; habitus.
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body-surf

  • verb ride the crest of a wave without a surfboard
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cancer body

  • noun an inclusion body found in plasma cells in cases of cancer
    cancer body.
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carotid body

  • noun a chemoreceptor located near the bifurcations of the carotid arteries; monitors oxygen content of the blood and helps control respiration
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Cavernous body

  • a body of erectile tissue with large interspaces which may be distended with blood, as in the penis or clitoris.
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celestial body

  • noun natural objects visible in the sky
    celestial body.
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central body

  • noun small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus; contains the centrioles and serves to organize the microtubules
    centrosome.
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child's body

  • noun the body of a human child
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ciliary body

  • noun the part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris
    • the ciliary body produces aqueous humor
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close-bodied

Close"-bod`ied adjective

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  1. Fitting the body exactly; setting close, as a garment. Ayliffe.
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complex body part

  • noun a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    body structure; anatomical structure; bodily structure; structure.
    • he has good bone structure
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dead body

  • noun a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
    body.
    • they found the body in the lake
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Deviation of a falling body

  • (Physics), that deviation from a strictly vertical line of descent which occurs in a body falling freely, in consequence of the rotation of the earth.
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Diurnal motion of a heavenly body

  • that apparent motion of the heavenly body which is due to the earth's diurnal motion.
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Equimomental cone of a given rigid body

  • a conical surface that has any given vertex, and is described by a straight line which moves in such manner that the moment of inertia of the given rigid body about the line is in all its positions the same.
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estraterrestrial body

  • noun a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere
    extraterrestrial object.
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external body part

  • noun any body part visible externally
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feat-bodied

Feat"-bod`ied adjective

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  1. Having a feat or trim body. Obs. Beau. & Fl.
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female body

  • noun the body of a female human being
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Fixed bodies

  • those which can not be volatilized or separated by a common menstruum, without great difficulty, as gold, platinum, lime, etc.
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Fluids of the body

  • . (Physiol.) The circulating blood and lymph, the chyle, the gastric, pancreatic, and intestinal juices, the saliva, bile, urine, aqueous humor, and muscle serum are the more important fluids of the body. The tissues themselves contain a large amount of combined water, so much, that an entire human body dried in vacuo with a very moderate degree of heat gives about 66 per cent of water.
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Fore body

  • (Shipbuilding), the part of a ship forward of the largest cross-section, distinguisched from middle body abd after body.
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Foreign body

  • (Med.), a substance occurring in any part of the body where it does not belong, and usually introduced from without.
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fruiting body

  • noun an organ specialized for producing spores
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full-bodied

  • adjective satellite marked by richness and fullness of flavor
    robust; rich; racy.
    • a rich ruby port
    • full-bodied wines
    • a robust claret
    • the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee
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geniculate body

  • noun one of four small oval masses that protrude slightly from the underside of the thalamus and function as synaptic centers on the way to the cerebral cortex
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golgi body

  • noun a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)
    Golgi apparatus; dictyosome; Golgi complex.
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governing body

  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    organisation; administration; governance; organization; brass; establishment.
    • he claims that the present administration is corrupt
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
    • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment
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heavenly body

  • noun natural objects visible in the sky
    celestial body.
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human body

  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
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inclusion body

  • noun any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases)
    inclusion; cellular inclusion.
    • an inclusion in the cytoplasm of the cell
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inclusion body encephalitis

  • noun a rare chronic progressive encephalitis caused by the measles virus and occurring primarily in children and young adults; death usually occurs within three years; characterized by primary measles infection before the age of two years
    Bosin's disease; subacute sclerosing panencephalitis; subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis; SSPE; Dawson's encephalitis; inclusion body encephalitis; Van Bogaert encephalitis; sclerosing leukoencephalitis.
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inclusion body myositis

  • noun myositis characterized by weakness of limb muscles (especially the thighs and wrists and fingers); sometimes involves swallowing muscles; onset after 50 and slowly progressive; seen more often in men than in women
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Intrinsic energy of a body

  • (Physics), the work it can do in virtue of its actual condition, without any supply of energy from without.
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juvenile body

  • noun the body of a young person
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ketone body

  • noun a ketone that is an intermediate product of the breakdown of fats in the body; any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, acetone, and/or beta-hydroxybutyric acid) found in excess in blood and urine of persons with metabolic disorders
    acetone body.
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lateral geniculate body

  • noun a neural structure that serves as a processing station on the way from the retina to the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex
    lateral geniculate; corpus geniculatum laterale.
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legislative body

  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislature; legislative assembly; law-makers; general assembly.
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liquid body substance

  • noun the liquid parts of the body
    bodily fluid; humor; humour; body fluid.
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lithe-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a lithe body
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live body

  • noun the body of a living animal or person
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long-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a relatively long body
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male body

  • noun the body of a male human being
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malpighian body

  • noun the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
    renal corpuscle; malpighian corpuscle.
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mamillary body

  • noun one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
    mamillary body; corpus mamillare.
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mammillary body

  • noun one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
    mamillary body; corpus mamillare.
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man's body

  • noun the body of an adult man
    adult male body.
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material body

  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
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medial geniculate body

  • noun a neural structure that serves as the last of a series of processing centers along the auditory pathway from the cochlea to the temporal lobe of the cerebral cortex
    medial geniculate; corpus geniculatum mediale.
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narrow-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a relatively narrow body
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narrow-body

  • noun a commercial airliner with a single aisle
    narrowbody aircraft; narrow-body.
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narrow-body aircraft

  • noun a commercial airliner with a single aisle
    narrowbody aircraft; narrow-body.
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Olivary body

  • (Anat.), an oval prominence on each side of the medulla oblongata; called also olive.
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out-of-body experience

  • noun the dissociative experience of observing yourself from an external perspective as though your mind or soul had left and was observing your body
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oval-bodied

  • adjective satellite having an oval body
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Periodic time of a heavenly body

  • (Astron.), the time of a complete revolution of the body about the sun, or of a satellite about its primary.
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physical body

  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
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pineal body

  • noun a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin
    epiphysis cerebri; pineal gland; epiphysis.
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pituitary body

  • noun the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
    pituitary gland; pituitary; hypophysis.
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Pituitary bodygland

  • (Anat.), a glandlike body of unknown function, situated in the pituitary fossa, and connected with the infundibulum of the brain; the hypophysis.
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Platonic bodies

  • noun any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent
    ideal solid; Platonic solid; regular polyhedron; regular convex polyhedron; regular convex solid.
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  • the five regular geometrical solids; namely, the tetrahedron, hexahedron or cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron.
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platonic body

  • noun any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent
    ideal solid; Platonic solid; regular polyhedron; regular convex polyhedron; regular convex solid.
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Point system of type bodies

  • (Type Founding), a system adopted by the type founders of the United States by which the various sizes of type have been so modified and changed that each size bears an exact proportional relation to every other size. The system is a modification of a French system, and is based on the pica body. This pica body is divided into twelfths, which are termed "points," and every type body consist of a given number of these points. Many of the type founders indicate the new sizes of type by the number of points, and the old names are gradually being done away with. By the point system type founders cast type of a uniform size and height, whereas formerly fonts of pica or other type made by different founders would often vary slightly so that they could not be used together. There are no type in actual use corresponding to the smaller theoretical sizes of the point system. In some cases, as in that of ruby, the term used designates a different size from that heretofore so called.
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polar body

  • noun a small cell containing little cytoplasm that is produced along with the oocyte and later discarded
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Polar body, cell, ∨ globule

  • (Biol.), a minute cell which separates by karyokinesis from the ovum during its maturation. In the maturation of ordinary ova two polar bodies are formed, but in parthogenetic ova only one. The first polar body formed is usually larger than the second one, and often divides into two after its separation from the ovum. Each of the polar bodies removes maternal chromatin from the ovum to make room for the chromatin of the fertilizing spermatozoön; but their functions are not fully understood.
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Primary qualities of bodies

  • such are essential to and inseparable from them.
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Quadrigeminal bodies

  • (Anat.), two pairs of lobes, or elevations, on the dorsal side of the midbrain of most mammals; the optic lobes. The anterior pair are called the nates, and the posterior the testes.
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Round bodies

  • (Geom.), the sphere right cone, and right cylinder.
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russell's body

  • noun an inclusion body found in plasma cells in cases of cancer
    cancer body.
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shallow-bodied

Shal"low-bod`ied adjective

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  1. (Naut.) Having a moderate depth of hold; -- said of a vessel.
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short-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a relatively short body
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silver-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a silver-colored body
    silver-bodied.
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silvery-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a silver-colored body
    silver-bodied.
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slender-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a slim body
    slender-bodied; slim-bodied.
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slim-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a slim body
    slender-bodied; slim-bodied.
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smooth-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a smooth body
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solid body substance

  • noun the solid parts of the body
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striate body

  • noun a striped mass of white and grey matter located in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere; consists of the caudate nucleus and the lenticular nucleus
    striatum; corpus striatum.
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subacute inclusion body encephalitis

  • noun a rare chronic progressive encephalitis caused by the measles virus and occurring primarily in children and young adults; death usually occurs within three years; characterized by primary measles infection before the age of two years
    Bosin's disease; subacute sclerosing panencephalitis; subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis; SSPE; Dawson's encephalitis; inclusion body encephalitis; Van Bogaert encephalitis; sclerosing leukoencephalitis.
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The bodies seven

  • (Alchemy), the metals corresponding to the planets. Obs.
    Sol gold is, and Luna silver we threpe (=call), Mars yren (=iron), Mercurie quicksilver we clepe, Saturnus lead, and Jupiter is tin, and Venus coper. Chaucer.
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thick-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a thick body
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thin-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a slim body
    slender-bodied; slim-bodied.
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Thymus gland, ∨ Thymus body

  • a ductless gland in the throat, or in the neighboring region, of nearly all vertebrates. In man and other mammals it is the throat, or neck, sweetbread, which lies in the upper part of the thorax and lower part of the throat. It is largest in fetal and early life, and disappears or becomes rudimentary in the adult.
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Thyroid body, ∨ Thyroid gland

  • (Anat.), a glandlike but ductless body, or pair of bodies, of unknown function, in the floor of the mouth or the region of the larynx. In man and most mammals it is a highly vascular organ, partly surrounding the base of the larynx and the upper part of the trachea. produces thyroxine.
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To body forth

  • to give from or shape to mentally.
    Imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown. Shak.
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Vitreous body

  • noun the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the posterior chamber of the eyeball
    vitreous humor; vitreous humour.
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  • (Anat.), the vitreous humor. See the Note under Eye.
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wide-body

  • noun a commercial airliner with two aisles
    twin-aisle airplane; widebody aircraft; wide-body.
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wide-body aircraft

  • noun a commercial airliner with two aisles
    twin-aisle airplane; widebody aircraft; wide-body.
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Wolffian body

  • the mesonephros.
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woman's body

  • noun the body of an adult woman
    adult female body.
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worship of heavenly bodies

  • noun the worship of planets or stars
    astrolatry.
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