Subfrontal

frontal

[fruhn-tl]
adjective
1.
of, in, or at the front: a frontal view; frontal attack.
2.
Anatomy.
a.
of, pertaining to, or situated near the forehead or the frontal bone.
b.
coronal ( def 4c ).
3.
Meteorology. of or pertaining to the division between dissimilar air masses: frontal zone; frontal surface.
4.
Fine Arts.
a.
exhibiting frontality.
b.
parallel to the surface in the pictorial arts or seen from the front view in sculpture: the frontal plane.
noun
5.
Ecclesiastical. a movable cover or hanging for the front of an altar.
6.
frontlet ( def 1 ).
7.
Anatomy. any of several parts in the frontal region, especially the frontal bone.

Origin:
1275–1325; < Late Latin frontālis (Neo-Latin, in anatomy sense); replacing Middle English frountel < Old French frontel. See front, -al1

frontally, adverb
interfrontal, adjective
subfrontal, adjective
subfrontally, adverb
transfrontal, adjective
transfrontally, adverb
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frontal (ˈfrʌntəl)
 
adj
1.  of, at, or in the front
2.  of or relating to the forehead: frontal artery
3.  of or relating to the anterior part of a body or organ
4.  meteorol of, relating to, or resulting from a front or its passage: frontal rainfall
 
n
5.  a decorative hanging for the front of an altar
6.  frontal lobe See frontal bone
7.  another name for frontlet
 
[C14 (in the sense: adornment for forehead, altar cloth): via Old French frontel, from Latin frontālia (pl) ornament worn on forehead, frontellum altar cloth, both from frōns forehead, front]
 
'frontally
 
adv

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frontal
1650s, of the forehead; 1971 with reference to the naked body; from M.L. frontalis, from front-, stem of frons "brow, forehead." Or in some cases probably from front + adj. suffix -al (1).
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frontal fron·tal (frŭn'tl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, directed toward, or situated at the front.

  2. Of or relating to the forehead or frontal bone.

  3. Of or relating to the frontal plane.

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