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Cranial or Cephalic

the head end

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caudal

the tail end

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ventral

belly side

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dorsal

back side

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superior

upper portion, or that which is above

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inferior

lower portion, or that which is below

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supra-

above

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infra-

below

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anterior

forward surface or toward the front

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posterior

rear surface or toward the rear

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medial

a location nearer the midline than another location

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lateral

a location farther from the midline than another location

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proximal

nearer the main axis of the body, or nearer the point of attachment

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distal

away from the main axis of the body, or away from the point of attachment

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superficial

at or near the surface

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deep

away from the surface

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transverse or cross

a plane that extends from left to right and from dorsal to ventral, giving cranial and caudal portions

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sagittal

a plane that extends from cranial to caudal dividing the body into right and left portions

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midsagittal

a plane that extends from cranial to caudal passing through the midline to divide the body into right and left halves

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frontal or coronal

a plane that extends from left to right and cranial to caudal, giving dorsal and ventral portions