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Re: Anatomical terminology

At 11:01 PM -0500 3/12/01, Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
In a message dated 3/12/01 8:13:27 PM EST, tmk@dinosauricon.com writes:

<< So "most caudal dorsal vertebra" would be a valid phrase? That *is* kinda
ugly.... >>

It would be "caudalmost dorsal vertebra."

I personally always liked reading that mentally tongue twisting turn of anatomical descriptive phrase:
"anterior medial dorsal plate"

Followed by reading the continuing description:
"anterior distal caudalmost dorsal vertebrae"

And then thre was alwyas the easy stuff, such as:
sinistral/dextral anconial pineal
(those just roll off the old mental tongue)

Then there is the discussion of teeth which is a whole other story: keels, carinae, etc.

Marilyn W.