Postocular \Post*oc"u*lar\, a. & n. [Pref. post- + ocular.] (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Postorbital}. [1913 Webster]

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  • postocular — I. (ˈ) ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary post + ocular : located behind the eye used especially of one or more scales in a snake or lizard II. noun : a part (as a shield or scale) that is postocular …   Useful english dictionary

  • postocular — the region or distance between the posteriormost rim of the orbit and the posterior edge of the opercle (or opercular membrane) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • postocular — adjective Situated behind the eyes. Syn: postorbital See Also: preocular …   Wiktionary

  • postocular — Posterior to the eyeball. [L. oculus, eye] …   Medical dictionary

  • postocular — post·ocular …   English syllables

  • postocular head spine — a spine on the head of Scorpaenidae members. They are, from anterior to posterior over the top of the head on each side, the nasal, preocular, supraocular, postocular, tympanic, coronal (medial to the tympanic and postocular spines), parietal,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • postocular canal — the cephalic lateral line canal connecting the interorbital canal with the body lateral line canal, e.g. in Tripterygidae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • postocular plate — (Order Stomatopoda): Posteriormost of three plates (fastigial, ocular, postcular) composing acron at tip of head [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • postocular sulcus — A small groove situated near the dorsal extremity of the orbital margin [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997] …   Crustacea glossary

  • postocular optic neuritis — retrobulbar optic n …   Medical dictionary

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