region has definitions from the field of anatomy
1
[ noun ] the extended spatial location of something

Synonyms

part

Examples

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

Used in print

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

Notice should be taken_of unusual rock formations , deposits , or shapes of the earth 's crust in your region .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

And when psychology explains glibly , `` but the subconscious_mind is able to produce it '' it refers to a mental region so vaguely identified that it may embrace the entire universal mind as conceivably as part of the individual mind .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

Also , we should not even to-day discount the fact that a region such_as the coastal lowlands centering_on Charleston had closer ties with England and the West_Indies than with the North even after independence .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

It is kept in each Regional office for the small firms within the region .

For further information , contact the Bank_for_Cooperatives serving the region , or the Farm_Credit_Administration , Research_and_Information_Division , Washington 25 , D.C. .

2
[ noun ] (anatomy) a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

Synonyms

area

Examples

"in the abdominal region"

Used in print

(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)

Second , the upper portion permits comparison of maturity levels of an equal number of growth centers from the long , short , and round_bones of the five regions .

The lower portion permits comparison of maturity levels of short and round_bones predominantly , since only two long_bones are included in Hand and Wrist as a region .

It may be assumed that differences in ratings due_to selection of growth centers from specific regions of the body will be small , according_to existing tables of onset age and completion age for centers throughout the body .

(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)

Frequently a_few isolated thick walled cells or , rarely , groups of such cells in the xylem region , were also specifically stained , but there was no such staining in epidermis , cortex , most xylem cells , ray cells , or pith .

The specific staining by both direct and indirect methods showed that WTV antigen was concentrated in the pseudophloem tissue and in a_few thick walled cells in the xylem region , but was not detectable in any other tissues of the root and stem tumors .

3
[ noun ] a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

Examples

"penguins inhabit the polar regions"

Used in print

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

The cores of deep sea sediments and content of collectors in remote regions are valuable in this category .

4
[ noun ] the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')

Synonyms

neighborhood

Examples

"it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job" "the price is in the neighborhood of $100"

Related terms

indefinite_quantity

5
[ noun ] a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about

Synonyms

realm domain

Examples

"it was a limited domain of discourse" "here we enter the region of opinion" "the realm of the occult"

Related terms

knowledge_domain

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