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Glossary of Anatomy Directions 2

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In Front of, Ventral
Anterior
Pertaining to the Base
Basal
Caudal
Pertaining to any tail like structure, inferior position
Cranial
Toward the head
Deep
Profundus
Dexter
Right
Distal
Farther from the origin of a structure or from a given reference point
Dorsal
Toward teh back, posterior
Inferior
Below, Lower
Lateral
farther from the midline of the body
Medial
relating to the midline
Median
Dividing body in left and right sides
Palmar
Pertaining of the palmar side of the hand
Plantar
Pertaining of the sole of the foot
Posterior
Toward the back, dorsal
Sagittal
in an anteroposterior direction
sinister
left
Superficial
above
Supioer
above, uppper
Transverse
Lying across horizontal
Ventral
Toward the belly, anterior
a-, an-
Without
Ab
Away from
Ad
toward added to, near
Ante
before, forward
Anti
Against
Antero
position ahead of or in front of
bi
two
circum
around, surrounding,
contra
opposite
cost
rib
de
away from
di
double
dia
through across
Dis
separate from, apart
e-
out, away
post
after behind
pro
in front of
semi
half partial
sub
underneath
supra
location above
syn
together
trans
across,

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