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. Synonyms Infero-, Infra-. In zoölogy these prefixes refer to position or relation of parts, not to quantity, quality, or degree. Infero- generally means low or down with reference to the thing itself; infra- means below or under something else; but this distinction is not always observed. Thus, inferobranchiate means having the gills low down; infrabranchial would mean being below the gills.
“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.”
“It offers for consideration an antero-superior and an infero-posterior face, a base, an apex, and two borders.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It may be divided into a posterior or prostatic area and two infero-lateral surfaces.”
“About 5 cm. in front of the occipital pole on the infero-lateral border is an indentation or notch, named the preoccipital notch.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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