Broader Term: ideas about nature and people51 Documents

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Conception of ideal bodily proportion; ideas about the torso and its parts (e.g., belly, breasts, buttocks navel, neck, spine), skin and pigmentation, hair (e.g., axial, body, facial, head pubic), head and its parts (e.g., brain, ears, eyes, lips, mouth, nose, teeth, tongue), limbs (e.g., arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers, toes, nails), blood, veins and arteries, bones, fat and muscles, nerves and sinews, internal organs (e.g., heart, intestines, kidneys, liver, lungs, stomach); interpretations of physical abnormalities (e.g., albinism, clubfoot, cretinism, dwarfism, harelip, hermaphroditism, hunchback); associated behavior patterns; etc.

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