- anterior to, situated in, or pertaining to the anterior part of a frontal structure.
Origin of prefrontal
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The relative lengths of the prefrontal and internasal sutures are subequal, or the prefrontal suture is slightly longer.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico
William E. Duellman
The brain (Fig. 70) is seen to be very narrow and low in the prefrontal area, the seat of the higher mental faculties.Men of the Old Stone Age
Henry Fairfield Osborn
The anterior part of this margin, however, may be formed by a prefrontal, which is not clearly set off by a suture.A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas
Theodore H. Eaton
And there were still more radical procedures, prefrontal lobotomy for instance.The Sensitive Man
Poul William Anderson
The prefrontal articulates with the anterolateral process of the frontal.
- situated in, involving, or relating to the foremost part of the frontal lobe of the brain
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- Of, relating to, or situated in the anterior part of the frontal lobe.
- Situated anterior to the frontal bone.
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