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superior

 [soo-pe´re-or]
situated above, or directed upward; in official anatomic nomenclature, used in reference to the upper surface of an organ or other structure, or to a structure occupying a higher position.

su·per·i·or

(sū-pēr'ē-ŏr), [TA] In Latin phrases, this form of the adjective is used with masculine nouns (margo superior, plural margines superiores) and feminine nouns (facies superior, plural facies superiores). With neuter nouns the form superius is used (cornu superius, plural cornua superiora).
1. In human anatomy, situated nearer the vertex of the head in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of inferior. Synonym(s): cranial (2)
2. Situated above or directed upward.
[L. comparative of superus, above]

superior

/su·pe·ri·or/ (soo-pēr´e-or) situated above, or directed upward.

superior

(so͝o-pîr′ē-ər)
adj.
1. Situated above or directed upward.
2. Situated nearer the top of the head.

su·pe′ri·or′i·ty (-ôr′ĭ-tē) n.
su·pe′ri·or·ly adv.

superior

[səpir′ē·ər]
Etymology: L, higher
situated above or oriented toward a higher place, as the head is superior to the torso. Compare inferior.

su·pe·ri·or

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr) [TA]
1. Situated above or directed upward.
2. human anatomy Situated nearer the vertex of the head in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of inferior.
Synonym(s): cranial (2) .
[L. comparative of superus, above]

superior

Above, higher than, with reference to the upright body. Compare INFERIOR.

superior

situated above/directly over/nearer the head (contrast with inferior)

superior,

adj 1., positioned toward the head or above the referent. Also called
cranial or
cephalic. 2., being of higher quality.

su·per·i·or

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr) [TA]
1. Situated above or directed upward.
2. human anatomy situated nearer the vertex of the head in relation to a specific reference point.
Synonym(s): cranial (2) .
[L. comparative of superus, above]

superior,

adj situated in a higher position on the body, closer to the head and farther from the feet.

superior

situated above, or directed upward.

Patient discussion about superior

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Q. What are the presenting signs of ALS? Are the upper or lower extremeties affected initialilly?

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Q. Hello friends, my uncle suffers from fibromyalgia and arthritis in his upper shoulder and hand. Hello friends, my uncle suffers from fibromyalgia and arthritis in his upper shoulder and hand...I told him he needs to exercise. Can some give me a list or a website with a couple of general exercises that includes a diagram (preferred)

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Your resolution, or rather your expectation of never marrying, results from an idea that the person whom you might prefer, would be too greatly your superior in situation to think of you.
to see this Damian, clothed in the garments of Christian humility, thus appear with reverend silence before his Superior, than but two days since, when the fond fool was decked in a painted coat, and jangling as pert and as proud as any popinjay?
If there should happen to be an irreconcilable variance between the two, that which has the superior obligation and validity ought, of course, to be preferred; or, in other words, the Constitution ought to be preferred to the statute, the intention of the people to the intention of their agents.
And superior it is, because it has all the epic elements--it may even use the epic metre--with the music and spectacular effects as important accessories; and these produce the most vivid of pleasures.
The rest of the money--a considerable sum for me, I decided to borrow from Anton Antonitch Syetotchkin, my immediate superior, an unassuming person, though grave and judicious.
There is very little amusement in the cloister, and the good superior was eager to make the acquaintance of her new boarder.
Here new expeditions were fitted out and took their departure for Lake Michigan and the Mississippi; Lake Superior and the Northwest; and here the peltries brought in return were embarked for Montreal.
It is also from natural causes that some beings command and others obey, that each may obtain their mutual safety; for a being who is endowed with a mind capable of reflection and forethought is by nature the superior and governor, whereas he whose excellence is merely corporeal is formect to be a slave; whence it follows that the different state of master [1252b] and slave is equally advantageous to both.
In many ways did he differ from them, and they often marveled at his superior cunning, but in strength and size he was deficient; for at ten the great anthropoids were fully grown, some of them towering over six feet in height, while little Tarzan was still but a half-grown boy.
It was not that they knew that much food and fresh troops awaited them in Smolensk, nor that they were told so (on the contrary their superior officers, and Napoleon himself, knew that provisions were scarce there), but because this alone could give them strength to move on and endure their present privations.
He regretted the gay life of Brussels as he never had regretted the sins which had snatched him from that gayest of capitals, and as the days passed he came to center his resentment upon the representative in Congo land of the authority which had exiled him--his captain and immediate superior.
The accident being the relationship of my wife's cousin to a certain Father Superior in a very ancient monastery in Europe.

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