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posterior horn

posterior horn in Medicine

posterior horn n.

  1. The occipital division of the lateral ventricle of the brain, extending backward into the occipital lobe. Also called dorsal horn.

  2. The posterior gray column of the spinal cord in cross section. Also called dorsal horn.

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