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Flashcards in Body Structure & Directional Terminology Deck (60):
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bi-

Two

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contra-

Opposite

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epi-

Above, upon

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ipsi-

Same

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meta-

Beyond, changed

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mid-

Middle

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uni-

One

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-ad

Toward

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-um

Structure, thing, membrane

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abdomin/o

abdomen

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anter/o

Front

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crani/o

Skull

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cyt/o

Cell

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dist/o

Far

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dors/o

Back

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hist/o

Tissue

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infer/o

Downward

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later/o

Side

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medi/o

Middle

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pelv/i

Pelvia

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poster/o

Back

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proxim/o

Near

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super/o

Upward

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thorac/o

Thorax (chest)

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umbilic/o

Umbilicus (navel)

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ventr/o

Belly

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viscer/o

Visceral

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abdominal

Pertaining to the abdomen

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anterior

Pertaining to the front

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bilateral

Pertaining to two sides

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caudad

Pertaining to downward

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cephalad

Pertaining toward the head

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contralateral

Pertaining to the opposite side

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cranial

Pertaining to the skull

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deep

Away from the surface of the body

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distal

Pertaining to far from the origin

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dorsal

Pertaining to the back of the body

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epigastric

Pertaining to the section above the stomach

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frontal plane

Coronal plane, divides body into front and back portions

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hypochondriac

Superior to lumbar regions, below the ribs

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hypogastric

Below umbilical region

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inferior

Pertaining to downward

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inguinal

Pertaining to the groin

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ipsilateral

Pertaining to the same side

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lateral

Pertaining to the side

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lumbar

Pertaining to the lower back

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medial

Pertaining to the middle

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midsagittal plane

Medium plane, separates body into equal left and right halves

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pelvic

Pertaining to the pelvis

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posterior

Pertaining to the back

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proximal

Pertaining to near the origin

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spinal

Pertaining to the spine

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superficial

On the surface of the body

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superior

Pertaining to upward

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thoracic

Pertaining to the chest

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traverse plane

cross sectional, divides body horizontally into upper and lower part

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umbilical

Pertaining to the umbilicus

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unilateral

Pertaining to one side

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ventral

Pertaining to the belly side

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visceral

Pertaining to the viscera ( organs in the cavities of the body )