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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

anterior

[an′tir·ē·ər]
(zoology)
Situated near or toward the front or head of an animal body.
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using the anterior nasal spine as a door stop to reposition the deviated caudal spine and Kriedels tongue in groove technique to secure the deviated caudal septum.
Anterior boundary: line connecting the anterior nasal spine (ANS) and the apex of the nasal bone; posterior boundary: line extending from sella (S) to posterior nasal spine (PNS); superior boundary: line connecting basion or the highest point on the nasal bone 1 mm inferior to the edge of the field of view and S; and inferior boundary: line extending from ANS to PNS.
Certain other researchers such as Winstead et al, 200016 were unable to find the openings but did observe septal fossae consistently located 7 10 mm above the palatal mucosa and 10 20 mm posterior to the anterior nasal spine.

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