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postcranial

[pohst-krey-nee-uh l] /poʊstˈkreɪ ni əl/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology
1.
located posterior to the head.
2.
pertaining to or involving parts of the body that lie posterior to the head.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; post- + cranial
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  • The paired bones at the rear of the skull are perfectly ordinary, as are the jaws and postcranial bones.
postcranial in Medicine

postcranial post·cra·ni·al (pōst-krā'nē-əl)
adj.

  1. Situated behind the cranium.

  2. Consisting of the parts or structures behind the cranium.

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