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superior pole


Definition: for a structure having a vertically oriented long axis, the point at the upper end of the axis, furthest from the soles of the feet; the highest point of a structure's surface.

See: superior pole of kidney, upper pole of testis

Synonym(s): extremitas superiorTA, polus superior, superior extremity1, upper pole

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