postcranial

Of or pertaining to the portion of a vertebrate skeleton located beneath the skull.
See Also: precranial

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  • postcranial — adjective Date: 1913 of or relating to the part of the body caudal to the head < postcranial skeleton > • postcranially adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postcranial — post·cra·ni·al krā nē əl adj of or relating to the part of the body caudal to the head <a postcranial skeleton> post·cra·ni·al·ly ē adv * * * post·cra·ni·al (pōst kraґne əl) posterior or inferior to the cranium …   Medical dictionary

  • postcranial — (ˈ) ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: post + cranial : lying behind the head : of the trunk and limbs bones of the postcranial skeleton * * * /pohst kray nee euhl/, adj. Anat., Zool. 1. located posterior to the head. 2. pertaining to or involving parts… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Postcranial — Das Skelett, auch Skelet (gr. skeletos „ausgetrockneter Körper“, „Mumie“), ist in der Biologie bzw. in der Anatomie ein Körperbestandteil, der die Stützstruktur des Organismus bildet. Prinzipiell gibt es zwei unterschiedliche Skelettarten: Das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • postcranial — /pohst kray nee euhl/, adj. Anat., Zool. 1. located posterior to the head. 2. pertaining to or involving parts of the body that lie posterior to the head. [1910 15; POST + CRANIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • postcranial — hinter dem Schädel; postkranial (fachsprachlich) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • postcranial — post·cranial …   English syllables

  • postcranial pit — a marked depression in the rear of the skull in certain Agonidae, e.g. Bothagonus swani. It may be involved in sound production via modified anterior ribs which produce stridulation …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hinter dem Schädel — postcranial (fachsprachlich); postkranial (fachsprachlich) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • postkranial — postcranial (fachsprachlich); hinter dem Schädel …   Universal-Lexikon

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