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inferior

Pronunciation: in-fer'e-or

Definition:

  1. Situated below or directed downward.
  2. In human anatomy, situated nearer the soles of the feet in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of superior.
  3. Less useful or of poorer quality.

Synonym(s): Lower

[L. lower]

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