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Adipose
Fatty tissue throughout the body
Ambilateral
pertaining to both sides
Anatomy
literally means to cut up; study of the structure of an organism such as humans
Android
to resemble man
Anterior
in front of, before
apex
pointed end of a cone-shaped structure
base
lower part or foundation of a structure
bilateral
pertaining to two sides
biology
study of life
caudal
pertaining to the tail
center
midpoint of a body or activity
cephalad
toward the head
chromosome
microscopic bodies that carry the genes that determine hereditary characteristics
cilia
hair-like processes that project from epithelial cells; nosehairs
cytology
study of cells
deep
far down from the surface
dehydrate
remove water away from the body
diffusion
process in which parts of a substance move from areas of higher concentration to areas of lower concentration
distal
farthest from the center point of origin
dorsal
pertaining to the back side of the body
ectogenous
pertaining to formation outside the organism or body
ectomorph
slender physical body form
endomorph
round physical body form
filtration
process of filtering or straining particles from a solution
gene
hereditary unit that transmits and determines ones characteristics or hereditary traits
histology
study of tissue
homestasis
state of eqilibrium maintained in the body's internal environment
horizontal
pertaining to the horizon, of or near the horizon, lying flat, even, level
human genome
complete set of genes and chromosomes tucked inside each of the body's trillions of cells
inferior
located below or in a downward direction
inguinal
pertaining to the groin, of or near the groin
internal
pertaining to within or the inside
karyogenesis
formation of cell's nucleus
lateral
pertaining to the side
medial
pertaining to the middle or midline
mesomorph
well-proportioned body form
organic
pertaining to the organs
pathology
study of disease
perfusion
process of pouring through
phenotype
physical appearance or type of makeup of an individual
physiology
study of nature of living organisms
posterior
toward the back
protoplasm
essential matter of living cell
proximal
nearest the center or point of origin
somatotrophic
pertaining stimulation of the body growth
superficial
pertaining to surface, on or near the surface
superior
located above or in an upward direction
systemic
pertaining to the body as a whole
topical
pertaining to a place, definite locale
unilateral
pertaining to one side
ventral
pertaining to the front side of the body
vertex
top or highest point; crown of the head
visceral
pertaining to body organs enclosed within a cavity