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Glossary of Dissection Terms

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dorsal
toward the back
ventral
toward the belly
anterior
toward the head
posterior
toward the tail
transverse
relating to the plane separating anterior and posterior
sagittal
parallel to median plane;relating to the midplane with bisects the left and right sides
lateral
toward the sides
proximal
near to the point of reference
distal
far from the point of reference
Median
near the middle
Superficial
on or near the surface

Deep
some distance below the surface

Caudal
toward the tail end

Pectoral
relating to the chest and shoulder region
Pelvic
relating to the hip region
Dermal
relating to the skin

Longitudinal
lengthwise

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