Anatomical Terms

Frontal (body region)

Forehead

Oral

Mouth

Carpal

Wrist

Axillary

Armpit

Umbilical

Navel

Crural

Leg

Femoral

Thigh

Cephalic

Head

Lumbar

Loin, region of lower back

Buccal

Cheek

Mental

Chin

Acromial

Point of shoulder

Brachial

arm

Pelvic

pelvis

Tarsal

instep of foot

Popliteal

area behind knee

Vertebral

spinal column

Orbital

bony socket of eye

Cervical

neck

Digital

finger or toe

Antecubital

space in front of elbow

Coxal

hip

Plantar

sole of the foot

Gluteal

buttocks

Nasal

nose

Antebrachial

forearm

Patellar

front of the knee

Sternal

middle of thorax

Abdominal

region between thorax and pelvis

Inguinal

groin

Sural

calf of leg

Superior

body part above another

Inferior

body part below another

Anterior

towards the front

Posterior

towards the back

Medial

midline dividing body into equal right and left halves

Lateral

towards the side

Proximal

body part that is closer to a point of attachment

Distal

particular body part is farther to a point of attachment

Deep

describes parts that are more internal than superficial

Sagittal plane

plane that divides body into right and left

Transverse

divides body into inferior and superior

Frontal (body section)

Plane that divides body into anterior & posterior

Dorsum

Back, posterior surface of body

Otic

Ear

Pollex

Innermost digit of forelimb. Thumb.

Scapular

Shoulder blade

Calcaneal

Heel

Hallux

Big toe. Innermost digit of foot

Manus

Hand