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Medical Term:

inferior pole


for a structure having a vertically oriented long axis, the point at the lower end of the axis, nearest the soles of the feet; the lowest point of a structure's surface.

See: inferior pole of kidney, lower pole of testis

Synonym(s): extremitas inferiorTA, inferior extremity1, polus inferior, lower pole

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