adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
located posterior to the head.
pertaining to or involving parts of the body that lie posterior to the head.

1910–15; post- + cranial Unabridged
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postcranial post·cra·ni·al (pōst-krā'nē-əl)

  1. Situated behind the cranium.

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

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The paired bones at the rear of the skull are perfectly ordinary, as are the jaws and postcranial bones.
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