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Chicken Wing Dissection || Spread Your Wings

What can chicken wings tell us about human anatomy? Learn how to dissect a chicken wing in this video, which covers the external and internal anatomy and physiology. The chicken wing is a great way to learn about a lot of different types of tissues, and how they work together!

The chicken wing is also really helpful in learning human anatomy because many of its structures are homologous to humans, such as the bones. Also, did you know that most of your fat is stored underneath your skin? In this video, you’ll learn general information about different tissue types, and how they work with each other to create motion.

This dissection lab is for anyone who is curious about chicken wing anatomy, wants to cover chicken wing anatomy for a course, missed the chicken wing dissection during biology class, or just wondered, “How does my arm move?”. The video will teach you how to dissect a chicken wing step by step, and review the external and internal anatomy of the chicken wing.

In this video, we’ll cover the following structures:

Upper wing Tendons

Lower wing Blood vessels

Wingtip Nerves

Alula (thumb) Humerus

Skin Radius

Fatty tissue Ulna

Subcutaneous fat Ligaments

Muscles Cartilage

Flexor muscle Bone

Extensor muscle Bone marrow

If you want to learn more about chicken wing anatomy, here’s a link to a website with more detailed information, as well as diagrams:​

If you have any questions regarding chicken wing anatomy, dissection methodology, or general biology, feel free to leave a comment. We'll try our best to reply. Also, feel free to request more topics for us to cover! We already have a few requested organisms that we’re planning to cover soon, as soon as supplies are available.



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