posterolateral

adjective

pos·​tero·​lat·​er·​al ˌpä-stə-rō-ˈla-t(ə-)rəl How to pronounce posterolateral (audio)
: posterior and lateral in position or direction

Examples of posterolateral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Less than a year ago Tchamwa Tchatchoua tore his ACL and posterolateral corner in his knee and also severed the perineal nerve. Dallas News, 4 Feb. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

posterior + -o- + lateral

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of posterolateral was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Posterolateral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posterolateral. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

posterolateral

adjective
pos·​tero·​lat·​er·​al ˌpäs-tə-rō-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl How to pronounce posterolateral (audio)
: posterior and lateral in position or direction
the posterolateral aspect of the leg
posterolaterally adverb
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