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superior

Pronunciation: su-per'e-or

Definition:

  1. In human anatomy, situated nearer the vertex of the head in relation to a specific reference point; opposite of inferior.
  2. Situated above or directed upward.

Synonym(s): cranial2

[L. comparative of superus, above]

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