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Meaning of Anteroinferior

Anteroinferior is used in medical and anatomy terminology to refer to where parts of the body are located, and also in kinesiology studies. The following video provides a quick explanation of the term.

Anteroinferior means in front and below another structure in the body.


The kneecap, or patella, is anteroinferior to the femur.

The word anteroinferior is built from the core anatomic reference term anterior and inferior.

See: Anatomical Direction Terms: A Glossary and Reference

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