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Dorsal

Back surface away from the ground

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Ventral

Belly side, towards the ground

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Cranial

Toward the head

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Caudal

Toward the tail

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Medial

Toward the median plane or midline of the body

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Lateral

Farther away from the median plane (midline)

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Proximal

Pertaining to the beginning- nearer the point of attachment

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Plantar

Pertaining to the caudal surface of the rear paws/tarsus

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Palmar

Pertaining to the caudal surface of the front paw/carpus

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Distal

Pertaining to away from the beginning-farther from the point of attachment

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Superficial

Nearer to the surface

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Deep

Farther from the surface

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Anterior

Front side

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Posterior

Back side

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Rostral

Nose end of the head

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Median plane

Divides the body into right and left halves

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Transverse plane

Divides the body into cranial and caudal halves

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Dorsal plane

Divides the body into a belly side and spine side

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Sagittal plane

Divides the body into unequal right and left parts

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