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Photo of a birds wing

Body parts that start with W

Parts of your body. Not all of these are human parts - people don't have tails and wings but they still qualify as body parts!

Wis forWaist

Your waist is the middle part of your body. Your belly button is on your waist. Belts go around your waist, and skirts and jeans fasten around your waist.
Many birds and animals that live near water have webbed feet. These creatures have skin stretching between their toes so their feet become little paddles and the animal becomes much better at swimming through the water. Animals with webbed feet include ducks, swans, geese, seagulls, platypuses, otters, turtles and many, many other birds and animals that can swim.
Photo of a cat's whiskers

Wis forWhiskers

Whiskers are hairs that grow around the nose and mouth of most animals. On people, whiskers are usually called a beard or moustache. Animals use their whiskers to tell when they are near something, as the whisker hairs hit things before the animal's face does. Cats have the most well-known whiskers. The cat in the picture is yawning, and you can clearly see its whiskers.

Wis forWings

Animals and insects with wings can fly. This means they can go over things without touching the ground, for much longer distances than if they just jumped over them.

Wis forWithers

An animal's withers is the highest point along their back, generally around their shoulders. Horse's height is measured from the ground to the top of their withers.
A diagram of a baby in a womb.

Wis forWomb

Womb is another word for uterus, the organ that a baby grows in when a woman is pregnant.

Wis forWrist

Your wrist is where your hand joins to your arm. People sometimes wear watches or bracelets on their wrists.