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inferior

 [in-fēr´e-or]
situated below, or directed downward; in anatomy, used in reference to the lower surface of a structure, or to the lower of two (or more) similar structures.

in·fer·i·or

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr), In Latin phrases, this form of the adjective is used with masculine nouns (angulus inferior, plural anguli inferiores) and feminine nouns (pars inferior, plural partes inferiores). With neuter nouns the form inferius is used (ganglion inferius, plural ganglia inferiora).
1. Situated below or directed downward.
2. In human anatomy, situated nearer the soles of the feet in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of superior.
3. Less useful or of poorer quality.
Synonym(s): Lower
[L. lower]

inferior

/in·fe·ri·or/ (-fēr´e-er) situated below, or directed downward; in anatomy, used in reference to the lower surface of a structure, or to the lower of two (or more) similar structures.

inferior

(ĭn-fîr′ē-ər)
adj.
1. Low or lower in order, degree, or value.
2. Situated below or directed downward.
3. In human anatomy, situated nearer the soles of the feet in relation to a specific reference point.

in·fe′ri·or′i·ty (-ôr′ĭ-tē) n.

inferior

[infir′ē·ər]
Etymology: L, inferus, lower
1 situated below a given point of reference, as the feet are inferior to the legs.
2 of poorer quality or value. Compare superior.

in·fer·i·or

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr)
1. Situated below or directed downward.
2. anatomy Situated nearer the soles of the feet in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of superior.
3. Less useful or of poorer quality.
[L. lower]

inferior

Situated below. An anatomical term referring to relationships in the upright body. The heart is inferior to the head, but no value judgement is implied. From the Latin inferus, below.

inferior

situated nearer plantar skin, in relation to reference structure

in·fer·i·or

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr)
1. Situated below or directed downward.
2. anatomy situated nearer the soles of the feet in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of superior.
3. Less useful or of poorer quality.
[L. lower]

inferior,

n a part of the body located below another; the opposite of
superior. E.g., the legs are inferior to the hands when facing the body.

inferior

situated below, or directed downward; the lower surface of a structure, or the lower of two (or more) similar structures. In bipeds, it is usually synonymous with caudal, in quadrupeds with ventral.

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Table 2 Actual Specimen Head Positions (Neutral is Centered Within the Neck and Parallel to its Longitudinal Axis) Axis of Axis of Orientation Orientation on Actual on Lateral Actual Specimen AP Radiograph Value Radiograph Value Correct-Neutral Neutral 1 mm Neutral 0 mm Valgus Valgus 8[degrees] Neutral 1 mm Varus Varus 11[degrees] Neutral 0 mm Superior Translated 6 mm Neutral 0 mm Translation superiorly (parallel to neutral) Inferior Translated 5 mm Neutral 0 mm Translation inferiorly (parallel to neutral) Anteversion Neutral 11[degrees] Anteverted 1 mm Retroversion Neutral 9[degrees] Retroverted 1 mm Anterior Neutral 4 mm Translated 1 mm Translation anteriorly (parallel to neutral) Posterior Neutral 6 mm Translated 0 mm Translation anteriorly (parallel to neutral)
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