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Abdominal cavity
cavity superior to pelvic housing the stomach, liver, intestines, and other organs
Abdominal
pertaining to anterior body trunk region inferior to the ribs
Acromial
pertaining to the point of the shoulder
Anatomical position
universal position, body erect, feet slightly apart, head & toes forward, arms at sides, palms forward Axial
Antebrachial
pertaining to the forearm
Antecubital
pertaining to the forearm
Anterior
front of body
Appendicular
relating to limbs and their attachment to the body
Axillary
pertaining to the armpit
Brachial
pertaining to the arm
Calcaneal
pertaining to the heel of the foot
Carpal
pertaining to the wrist
Caudal
toward the tail
Cephalad
toward the head
Cephalic
pertaining to the head
Cervical
pertaining to the neck region
Coronal plane
longitudinal plane dividing the body into anterior and posterior parts
Coxal
pertaining to the hip
Cranial cavity
cavity in which the brain is enclosed within the rigid skull
Cranial
toward the head
Cross section
a section of an organ that has been sectioned along the transverse plane
Crural
pertaining to the leg
Deep
away from body surface
Digital
pertaining to the fingers or toes
Distal
farther from the trunk or attached end
Dorsal
backside
Dorsum
pertaining to the back
External
toward or at the body surface
Femoral
pertaining to the thigh
Frontal plane
longitudinal plane dividing the body into anterior and posterior parts
Frontal
pertaining to the forehead
Gluteal
pertaining to the buttocks or rump
Gross anatomy
the study of body structures visible to the naked eye
Hallux
pertaining to the great toe
Inferior
below along the long axis
Inguinal
pertaining to the groin
Internal
away from body surface
Lateral
away from the midline or medial plane
Lumbar
pertaining to the area of the back between ribs and hips - the loin
Mammary
pertaining to the breast
Manus
pertaining to the hand
Medial
toward the midline or median plane
Median plane
sagittal plane that divides body into equal parts right down midline of body
Mesentery
an apronlike serous membrane, suspends many digestive organs in abdominal cavity.
Midsagittal
sagittal plane that divides body into equal parts right down midline of body
Nasal
pertaining to the nose
Occipital
pertaining to the posterior aspect of the head or base of skull
Olecranal
pertaining to the posterior aspect of the albow
Orbital
pertaining to the bony eye socket (orbit)
Otic
pertaining to the ear
Palmar
pertaining to the palm of the hand
Parasagittal plane
A plane situated parallel to the sagittal plane, but not including the median plane passing through the midline
Parietal
part of the serous membrane lining the cavity walls
Patellar
pertaining to the anterior knee (kneecap) region
Pedal
pertaining to the foot
Pelvic cavity
cavity inferior to abdominal housing reproductive organs, bladder, and rectum - partially enclosed by bony pelvis
Pelvic
pertaining to the pelvis region
Pericardium
the serous membrane enclosing the heart
Perineal
pertaining to the region between the anus and external genitalia
Peritoneum
the serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity and covering its organs
Peroneal (fibular)
pertaining to the side of the leg
Plane
imaginary surface or line through which a section can be made through the body
Plantar
pertaining to the sole of the foot
Pleura
the serous membrane enclosing the lungs
Pollex
pertaining to the thumb
Popliteal
pertaining to the back of the knee
Posterior
backside of body
Proximal
nearer the trunk or attached end
Pubic
pertaining to the pubic region
Sacral
pertaining to the region between the hips (overlying the sacrum)
Sagittal plane
plane that runs longitudinally and divides body into right and left parts
Scapular
pertaining to the scapula or shoulder blade area
Section
cut
Serous membrane
a thin, double layered membrane covering ventral cavity walls and the organs it contains
Sternal
pertaining to the region of the breastbone
Superficial
toward or at the body surface
Superior
above along the long axis
Sural
pertaining to the calf or posterior surface of the leg
Tarsal
pertaining to the ankle
Thoracic cavity
cavity superior to the diaphragm enclosing the heart and lungs
Thoracic
pertaining to the chest
Transverse plane
plane running horizontally dividing the body into superior and inferior parts
Umbilical
pertaining to the navel
Ventral
belly side
Vertebral cavity
cavity within which the spinal cord is protected by the bony vertebral column
Vertebral
pertaining to the area of the spinal column
Visceral
part of serous membrane covering external surface of organs within the cavity
axial
relating to the head, neck, and trunk, the axis of the body
buccal
pertaining to the cheek
mental
pertaining to the chin
oral
pertaining to the mouth