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superficial*

Pertaining to the surface of the body or near the surface.

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deep

Away from the surface and toward the inside of the body.

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anterior*

Pertaining to the front of the body or toward the belly of the body.

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posterior

Pertaining to the back of the body.

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ventral*

Of or pertaining to a position toward the belly of the body; frontward; anterior.

ventr/o belly, front side
-al pertaining to

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dorsal

Pertaining to the back or posterior.

dors/o back
-al pertaining to

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medial *

Toward the midline of the body.

medi/o middle
-al pertaining to

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lateral

Toward the side of the body, away from the midline of the body.

later/o side
-al pertaining to

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superior*

Above or downward toward the tail or feet.

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inferior

Below or downward toward the tail or feet.

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cranial*

Pertaining to the head.

crani/o = skull -al = pertaining to

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caudal

Pertaining to the tail.

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distal*

Away from or farthest from the trunk of the body or farthest from the point of attachment of a body part.

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proximal

Away from or nearest to the trunk of the body or nearest to the point of attachment of a body part.

proxim/o = near -al = pertaining to

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supine*

Lying horizontally on the back, face up.

(This term does not use the midline of the body as a reference point.)

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prone

Lying facedown on the abdomen.

(This term does not use the midline of the body as a reference point.)

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supination*

A movement that allows the palm of the hands to turn upward or forward.

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pronation

A movement that allows the palm of the hands to turn downward or backward.

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plantar*

Pertaining to the sole or bottom of the foot.

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dorsum

The back or posterior surface of a part; in the foot, the top of the foot.