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midsagittal plane

midline; divides the body into equal left and right halves

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sagittal plane

divides the body into unequal left and right halves

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coronal plane

divides the body into front and back portions (coron/o = head or crown + -al = pertaining to)

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transverse plane

sometimes referred to as the horizontal plane; divides body into upper and lower portions

5

deep

situated far below the surface

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superficial

situated near the surface (ex. veins)

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ventr/o, anter/o

front or before (-ior pertaining to for anter/o, -al pertaining to for ventr/o)

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-ior

pertaining to

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dors/o

back side (-al pertaining to)

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poster/o

back or after (-ior pertaining to)

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superior

uppermost, above, or toward the head (method- Lake Superior is northernmost lake)

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cephal/o

head

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-ic

pertaining to

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caud/o

tail or lower part of the body

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proximal

nearest the midline or beginning of a body structure

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distal

farthest from the midline or beginning of a body structure

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medial

the direction toward or nearer the midline or middle

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lateral

the direction toward the side, away from the midline

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bilateral

two; pertaining to two sides

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unilateral

one; pertaining to one side