[ pohst-krey-nee-uh l ]
/ poʊstˈkreɪ ni əl /

adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

located posterior to the head.
pertaining to or involving parts of the body that lie posterior to the head.

Origin of postcranial

First recorded in 1910–15; post- + cranial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for postcranial


[ pōst-krānē-əl ]


Situated behind the cranium.
Consisting of the parts or structures behind the cranium.
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