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inferior

1. Botany (of a plant ovary) enclosed by and fused with the receptacle so that it is situated below the other floral parts
2. Astronomy
a. orbiting or occurring between the sun and the earth
b. lying below the horizon
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inferior

[in′fir·ē·ər]
(biology)
The lower of two structures.
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There is still slight activation in the anterolateral frontal cortices inferiorly, the precentral gyri bilaterally, and posterior parietal cortices bilaterally.
The flap produced was an inferiorly based flap, paranasal cheek flap, though a bridge of tissue remained connecting the flap superiorly.
In contrast, subdural hemorrhage in the retroclival region has an adult predilection and, lacking such ligamentous constraint, can dissect both posteriorly at the foramen magnum as well as inferiorly into the spinal sub-dural space.
Corneal edema was also seen inferiorly around the area of touch.
Site of reconstruction, type of flap superiorly based or inferiorly based and results in term of graft failure were analysed.
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed a huge lesion reaching superiorly to the patient's skull base and inferiorly to the suprasternal notch.
The renal pelvis narrows as it passes through the hilum of the kidney and forms the ureter, which continues inferiorly. After crossing the bifurcation of the common iliac arteries or the origin of the external iliac artery over the pelvic brim, it goes on the medial side of the psoas major muscle and runs along the posterior leaf of the broad ligament before entering the urinary bladder.
These fractures generally aredisplaced posteriorly and inferiorly but quite frequently they are displaced posteriorly, inferiorly and medially.4 Management of ZMC fractures is a challenge because of its anatomic position and attachments, which tend to destabilize it.
It was seen that the mass was displacing the liver superiorly, the bowels and most of the abdominal organs confined to the left side, and the pelvic organs inferiorly. Minimal enhancement with septation was noted; with an area of avid enhancement posteriorly, and heterogenous enhancement centrally (Figures 1a, b).
It usually has a pear-shape appearance, anatomically formed in its upper portion by the nasal bone, palatal process of the maxilla inferiorly and laterally by the frontal process of the maxilla (Lee et al, 2006; Lee et al, 2008).
region is bounded superiorly by the 12th rib, medially by the erector spinae muscles, inferiorly by the iliac crest bone, laterally by the external oblique muscles, floor is by transversalis fascia and roof formed by latissimus dorsi muscles.
On the other hand, if RWN was O-shaped in the HRCT, this indicates that its orifice faces inferiorly and lies in a nearly horizontal plane parallel to the axial plane and would be difficult to visualize.