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1

anter/o

front

2

caudo/o

tail (downward)

3

cephal/0

head (upward)

4

dist/o

away (from the point of attachment of a body part)

5

dors/o

back

6

infer/o

below

7

later/o

side

8

medi/o

middle

9

poster/o

back, behind

10

proxim/o

near (the point of attachment of a body part)

11

super/o

above

12

ventr/o

belly (front)

13

bi-

two

14

uni-

one

15

ad

toward

16

ior

pertaining to

17

caudad

toward the tail (downward)

18

cephalad

toward the head (upward)

19

lateral (lat)

pertaining to the side

20

medial (med)

pertaining to the middle

21

unilateral

pertaining to one side (only)

22

bilateral

pertaining to two sides

23

mediolateral

pertaining to the middle and to the side

24

distal

pertaining to away (from the point of attachment of a body part)

25

proximal

pertaining to near (to the point of attachment of a body part)

26

inferior (inf)

pertaining to below

27

superior (sup)

pertaining to above

28

caudal

pertaining to the tail (similar to inferior in most instances related to human anatomy)

29

cephalic

pertaining to the head

30

anterior (ant)

pertaining to the front