Muscles (lateral view)
Muscles (lateral view)
organs that produce motion by contracting.
: muscle of the outer arm.
: an arm muscle with two points of attachment.
: muscle used to rotate the hand.
Ulnar extensor of wrist
: muscle connected to the elbow.
Triceps of arm
: an arm muscle with three points of attachment.
: bulky chest muscle.
: muscle whose fibres are oblique in relation
to the body when it is standing.
: abdominal muscle with vertical fibres.
Tensor of fascia lata
: muscular membrane that stretches and tightens.
: muscle that pivots the lower leg on the thigh and
the thigh on the pelvis.
Straight muscle of thigh
: vertical muscle above the knee.
: large muscle of the outer thigh.
: muscle of the leg below the knee.
Long extensor of toes
: muscles that extends the toes.
: muscle below the peroneals and above the metatarsals.
: extensor muscle of the foot.
: the two muscles of the calf.
: membrane enveloping and supporting a muscle or group
Biceps of thigh
: leg muscles with two points of attachment.
: large buttock muscle.
: buttock muscle.
Broadest of back
: large back muscle.
: large muscle involved in the movements of the shoulder.
: small shoulder muscle.
: muscle below the dorsal spine.
: back muscle between the scapula and the spinal column.
: neck muscle connecting the sternum to the
clavicle and relative to the mastoid process.
EN : Goat
FR : Chèvre
ES : Cabra
Domestic goats are one of the oldest domesticated
species. For thousands of years, goats have been used for their milk,
meat, hair, and skins all over the world. Most goats naturally have
two horns, of various shapes and sizes depending on the breed. While
horns are a predominantly male feature, some breeds of goats have horned
females. Polled (hornless goats) are not uncommon and there have been
incidents of polycerate goats (having as many as eight horns), although
this is a genetic rarity thought to be inherited. Their horns are made
of living bone surrounded by keratin and other proteins and are used
for defense, dominance, and territoriality.
Goats are ruminants. They have a four-chambered
stomach consisting of the rumen, the reticulum, the omasum, and the
abomasum. Goats have horizontal slit-shaped pupils, an adaptation which
increases peripheral depth perception. Because goats' irises are usually
pale, the pupils are much more visible than in animals with horizontal
pupils but very dark irises, such as sheep, cattle
and most horses.
Both male and female goats have beards,
and many types of goats may have wattles, one dangling from each side
of the neck. Some breeds of sheep and goats appear superficially similar,
but goat tails are short and point up, whereas sheep tails hang down
and are usually longer, though some are short, and some long ones are