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anterior

1. Zoology of or near the head end
2. Botany (of part of a flower or leaf) situated farthest away from the main stem
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anterior

[an′tir·ē·ər]
(zoology)
Situated near or toward the front or head of an animal body.
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The angle between Frankfort horizontal and anterior cranial base (FH-SN) was constructed and documented7.
Resection of anterior cranial base meningiomas with intra- and extracranial involvement via a purely endoscopic endonasal approach.
(1) Posterior cranial base length S-Ba, anterior cranial base length S-N, and total cranial base length Ba-N were significantly longer in the class II division 1 patients than in the class I patients.
The head position is estimated on the basis of the craniocervical angle, which is formed by the basic anterior cranial base (NS), and odontoid process tangent (OPT) which passes through the lower end last point on the body of the second cervical vertebra [2].

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