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posteriorly

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adverb pos·te·ri·or·ly \pō-ˈstir-ē-ər-lē, pä-\

Medical Definition of posteriorly

  1. :  in a posterior direction <ossification of the maxilla extends posteriorly, superiorly, anteriorly and palatally—W. J. Tulley>




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