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Directional Terms

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.
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Term
Definition
anterior   The front  
caudal   pertaining to the tail  
cephalic   pertaining to the head  
deep   further from the surface  
distal   pertaining to farthest, further from the trunk  
dorsal   pertaining to back side of the body  
inferior   pertaining to below, towards the feet  
lateral   towards the side/outside  
medial   toward the middle/inside  
posterior   the back side of the body  
prone   to lie face down  
proximal   pertaining to nearest, nearer the trunk  
superficial   nearer to the surface  
superior   pertaining to above, toward the head  
supine   to lie face up  
ventral   pertaining to belly side of body  
erect   upright  


   






 
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