Keith Wilhelmi's
Self-Paced Frog Dissection Guide

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Vocabulary Used

Here is a list of the guide's vocabulary (in order of appearance). When a more common name exists, I include it in parenthesis after the scientific term so that students may more easily make the connection. Of course, it is up to the teacher to decide which terms students are expected to remember. Personally, I do not feel that it is necessary that students memorize most of these terms, but I consider it very worthwhile for students to be exposed to them.

habitat
niche
ventral (belly)
dorsal (back)
anterior (front/head)
posterior (rear/tail)
lateral (side)
classification levels
    domain;
    kingdom;
    phylum;
    class;
    order;
    family;
    genus;
    species
fertilization
metamorphosis
herbivore (plant eater)
carnivore (meat eater)
mucus glands
nares
    - internal and external (nostrils)
tympanic membrane (eardrum)
nictitating membrane (extra eyelid)
vocal sac
vomerine teeth
maxillary teeth
mechanical digestion
chemical digestion
taste buds
nocturnal (night)
diurnal (day)
glottis
diaphragm
eye pouch
tongue
esophagus (food tube)
eustachian aperture
muscles
    mylo-hyoid (chin)
    pectoralis (chest)
    rectus abdominis (stomach)
    gastrocnemius (calf)
    latissimus dorsi (shoulder)
    longissimus dorsi (back)
    triceps femoris (thigh)
tendon
    Achilles tendon
abdominal cavity
fat body
pharynx (throat)
stomach
gastric juice
hydrochloric acid
pepsin
chyme (in human)
rugae
small intestine
peristalsis
duodenum
absorption
villi (in human)
cellulose
liver
lobe
toxin
cirrhosis (in human)
bile
gall bladder
emulsification
duct (tube)
pancreas
insulin
hormone
glands
diabetes
mesentery
large intestine
feces
cloaca
rectum (in human)
anus (in human)
diarrhea (in human)
larynx (voice box)
vocal cords (voice box)
trachea (windpipe)
bronchi
lungs
arteries
capillaries
veins
heart
cell respiration
oxygen / carbon dioxide
ATP
pericardium
atria
ventricle
conus arteriosus
spleen
kidney
urine
ureter
Wolffian duct
adrenal gland
adrenaline
fertilization
external fertilization
amplexus (hugging)
testes
seminal vesicle
prostate gland (in human)
semen (in human)
ovary
oviduct
ovisac
urethra (in human)
urethral opening (in human)
vaginal opening (in human)
eye
sclera
lens
optic nerve
brain
olfactory bulb
frontal lobe (in human)
cerebrum - right and left
    cerebral hemispheres (in human)
corpus callosum (in human)
optic lobe
occipital lobe (in human)
cerebellum
medulla 
spinal cord
vertebral column
vertebra
vertebrates
pelvis
ball-and-socket joint
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