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Definition of Superior

Superior: In antomy, above or over top of. As opposed to inferior. The heart is superior to the stomach. The superior surface of the tongue rests against the palate.

For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry to "Anatomic Orientation Terms".

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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