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Medical Term:

posterior surface


Definition: the surface of a part of the body that faces toward the posterior part of the body. TA recognizes a posterior surface as part of the following structures: arytenoid cartilage, cornea, eyelid, fibula, humerus, iris, kidney, lens, pancreas, petrous part of temporal bone, prostate, radius, scapula, suprarenal gland, tibia, ulna, and uterus.

Synonym(s): facies posteriorTA

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