from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or situated in the anterior part of the frontal lobe.
  • adj. Situated anterior to the frontal bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to or situated in the anterior part of the frontal lobe
  • adj. Of, pertaining to or situated in front of the frontal bone
  • n. A prefrontal bone, scale, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated in front of the frontal bone, or the frontal region of the skull; ectethmoid, as a certain bone in the nasal capsule of many animals, and certain scales of reptiles and fishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the fore part of the forehead, or to the part of the skull in which is the bone called the prefrontal.
  • n. A bone of the anterior region of the skull of sundry vertebrates, being a lateral ethmoidal or ante-orbital ossification, most distinct in vertebrates below birds.
  • n.
  • n. A prefrontal process or shield.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. anterior to a frontal structure


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