postfrontal

1 of 2

adjective

post·​frontal
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: situated behind the frontal bone or frontal region of the skull or in reptiles the frontal shield
specifically : indicating a bone behind and above the orbit of which it commonly forms part of the border that is present in many vertebrates and corresponds to the postorbital process of the frontal bone of various birds and mammals

postfrontal

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noun

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: a postfrontal part (as a bone or scale)
specifically : the sphenotic bone of a fish

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

post- + frontal

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“Postfrontal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postfrontal. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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