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Ventral (vehn-trahl)

Refers to (towards the) belly or underside of a body or body part

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Ventr/o

Belly

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Venture

To undertake

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Cranial

Toward the cranium (head) [neck ,trunk, tail, limbs]

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Crani/o

Skull

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Anterior

Front of the body (used more in description of organs or body parts b/c front and rear are confusing terms in quadrupeds.)

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Anteri/o

Before

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Rostral

Nose end of the head

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Rostrum

beak

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Cephalic

Pertaining to the head

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Kephale

Head

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Medial

Toward the midline (median plane) [head, neck, trunk, tail & limbs]

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Lateral

Away from the midline, toward the side [head, neck, trunk, tail & limbs]

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Medi/o

Middle

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Superior

Uppermost, above, or toward the head (used more commonly in bipeds)

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Proximal

Nearest to the midline or nearest to the beginning of a structure.

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Proxim/o

Next

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Superficial

Near the surface; also called external

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Palmar

The caudal surface of the manus (front paw) including the carpus (from the antebrachial joint distally). In latin means hollow of the hand.

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Manus

Front paw

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Dorsal

Refers to back (also refers to the cranial surface of the manus and pes

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Dors/o

Back

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Pes

Rear paw

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Caudal

Toward the tail

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Cauda

tail

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Posterior

Rear of the body

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Posteri/o

Behind

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Later/o

Side

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Inferior

Lowermost, below,or toward the tail (used most commonly in bipeds).

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Inferi

Lower

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Distal

Farthest from the midline or farthest from the beginning of a structure (away from the torso).

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Dist/o

Distant

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Deep

Away from the surface; also called internal (deep means beneath the surface)

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Plantar

The caudal surface of the pes (rear paw) including the tarus (from the tibiotarsal joint distally). In latin means sole of foot.

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