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abdpminal
pertaining to the abdomen
abdominal cavity
The cavity beneath the thoracic cavity that is seperated from the thoracic cavity
anaplasia
a change in the structure and orientation of cells, characterises by a loss of differentiantion and reversion to a more primitive form.
anterior
pertaining to the front of the body or toward the belly of the body
aplasia
a development failure resulting in the absence of any organ or tissue.
cardiac muscle
the muscle that makes up the muscular wall of the heart
caudal
pertaining to the tail
cell membrane
the semipermeable barrier that is the outer covering of a cell
cervical
the first seven segements of the spinal comumn; identified as C1-C7
chromosomes
the thread liek sturctures w/in the nucleus that control the functions of qrowth, repair, and reproduction for the belly.
coccygeal
pertaining to the tailbone
coccyx
the tailbone. located at the end of the vertaecral column, the coccyx results from the fusion of Four individual coccygeal bones in the child.
connective tissue
tissue that supports and binds other body tissue and parts
cranial
pertaining to the skull or cranium
cranial cavity
The cavity that contains the brain.
cytology
the study of cells.
cytoplasm
A gel-like substance that surrounds the nucleus of a cell. The cytoplasm contains cell organs. called organelles, which carry out the essentail functions of the cell
distal
away from or farthest from the trunk of the body, or farthest from the point of origin of a body part.
dorsal
pertaining to the back
dorsum
The back or pesterier surface of a part; in the foot, the top of the foot.
dysplasia

(dis-PLAY-zee-ah)
Any abnormal development of tussues or organs.
epigastric
pertaining to upon over stomach
epithelial
The tissue that covers the internal and external organs of the body; it also lines the vessels, body cavitites, glands and vody organs.
frontal plane
Any of the verticle planes passing through the cody form the head to the feet, perpendicular to the sagittal planes and dividing the body into the front and back portions.
genes
Segenments of chromosomes that transmit hereditary characteristics.
histologist
a medical scientist who specializes in the study of tissue.
hyperplasia
An increase in the number of cells of a body part.
hypochondriac region
The Rt and Lt reqions of the upper abdomen, beneath the cartilage of the lower ribs, locted on either side of the epigastric reqion
hypogastric
the middle section of the lower abdomen, beneath the umbilical region.
hypoplasia
incomplete or underdeveloped organ or tissue, usually the result of a decrease in the number of cells.