This list is used by the GLD project to test deep genetic relations between languages. It is supposed to represent very stable items. The stability was determined with help of the ranking procedure that was also underlying Starostin's ranked list of 110 items. The list does not mechanically derive from the ranked list, but contains some concepts which were chosen for pragmatic reasons. The concept "liver", for example, was excluded, although it is very stable, but since it is not often not included in language surveys and available wordlists.