- located posterior to the head.
- pertaining to or involving parts of the body that lie posterior to the head.
Origin of postcranial
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Examples from the Web for postcranial
The principal structural characters effected were in the postcranial anatomy, especially in the skeletal and muscular systems.
- Situated behind the cranium.
- Consisting of the parts or structures behind the cranium.
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