from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An element in some recent scientific compounds, meaning ‘low’ or ‘lower,’ and implying that something is below, on the lower side, or inferior in position or relation.


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  • The infero-posterior face is covered by the keratogenous membrane, and follows closely the shape of the horny frog, on whose inner surface it is moulded.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • It offers for consideration an antero-superior and an infero-posterior face, a base, an apex, and two borders.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The posterior surface is smooth, triangular, and concavo-convex, for articulation with the anterior surface of the calcaneus; its infero-medial angle projects backward as a process which underlies and supports the anterior end of the calcaneus.

    II. Osteology. 6d. The Foot. 1. The Tarsus

  • The infero-lateral portions of the inferior surface are directed downward and lateralward: in front, they are separated from the symphysis pubis by a mass of fatty tissue which is named the retropubic pad; behind, they are in contact with the fascia which covers the Levatores ani and Obturatores interni.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3b. 3. The Urinary Bladder

  • It may be divided into a posterior or prostatic area and two infero-lateral surfaces.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3b. 3. The Urinary Bladder

  • About 5 cm. in front of the occipital pole on the infero-lateral border is an indentation or notch, named the preoccipital notch.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • The lateral surface (Fig. 726) is bounded above by the posterior ramus of the lateral fissure, and by the imaginary line continued backward from it; below, it is limited by the infero-lateral border of the hemisphere.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • The inferior temporal gyrus is placed below the middle temporal sulcus, and is connected behind with the inferior occipital gyrus; it also extends around the infero-lateral border on to the inferior surface of the temporal lobe, where it is limited by the inferior sulcus.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • These three surfaces are separated from each other by the following borders: (a) supero-medial, between the lateral and medial surfaces; (b) infero-lateral, between the lateral and inferior surfaces; the anterior part of this border separating the lateral from the orbital surface, is known as the superciliary border; (c) medial occipital, separating the medial and tentorial surfaces; and (d) medial orbital, separating the orbital from the medial surface.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • The zygomaticofacial branch (ramus zygomaticofacialis; malar branch) passes along the infero-lateral angle of the orbit, emerges upon the face through a foramen in the zygomatic bone, and, perforating the Orbicularis oculi, supplies the skin on the prominence of the cheek.

    IX. Neurology. 5e. The Trigeminal Nerve

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