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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

inferior

[in′fir·ē·ər]
(biology)
The lower of two structures.
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Anatomic concerns also include branches from the femoral innervated muscles for whom trajectories are not clear, relative variability in innervation patterns to the anterior capsule in the presence of an accessory obturator nerve, accessory femoral nerve or superior gluteal nerve branches, the possibility of articular branches that start more inferiorly along the course of the femoral nerve and run with vessels, and a scenario where one common trunk supplies the joint, vessels, and muscles.
A forked "Playboy" retractor is typically useful along the inferior glenoid to lever the humerus inferiorly and posteriorly allowing wide exposure of the glenoid face.
Dextrocardia, usually termed as the location of the heart mainly in the right chest and with the cardiac long axis directing to the right and inferiorly, occurs rarely with a frequency of 1/10 000 in general population.
A panorex taken on February 1, 2006 (Figure 3), revealed a much larger and irregular radiopaque lesion with a more disorganized center and displacement of the inferior alveolar canal inferiorly, as well as bowing of the inferior border of the mandibular left side.
This area is dissected inferiorly until the uterosacral ligaments (also known as the medial rectal pillars) are identified.
There was no difference in block efficacy between superiorly and inferiorly delivered SCA.
First locate the thyroid cartilage (Adam's apple) with thumb and index finger, then slide your fingers inferiorly until you feel another smaller cartilage below (the cricoid cartilage).
Chest radiography and computed tomography of the chest demonstrated a 30-cm left chest mass extending inferiorly to displace the left kidney and spleen.
The larger fascicles of the multifidus muscle originate from the spinous process of the vertebrae at least three segments above their level of insertion, and run inferiorly, laterally and anteriorly to insert into the mamillary process and zygapophysial joint capsule (Lewin et al.
The mass was located posterior to the left colon, extending medially to the root of the mesentery, superiorly to the transverse colon, and inferiorly it occupied the entire pelvis (Figure 1).
Endoscopy under anesthesia showed an overtly mucosal tumor in the left supraglottis that crossed beyond the midline and extended inferiorly at least 2 cm below the vocal fold on the left side.
3) To quantify the impact of inferiorly shifting the glenoid baseplate on impingement, the glenoid baseplate cage peg was implanted in the center of the glenoid and subsequently inferiorly shifted by 2 mm and 4 mm for each glenosphere diameter.