anterior root

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Noun1.anterior root - one of two the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and that consists of motor fibers
efferent, efferent nerve, motor nerve - a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
nervus spinalis, spinal nerve - any of the 31 pairs of nerves emerging from each side of the spinal cord (each attached to the cord by two roots: ventral and dorsal)
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With the cadaveric specimen mounted in the testing apparatus, an anterior arthrotomy was carefully created under the medial and lateral menisci being sure to avoid disrupting the anterior root attachments and patellar tendon.
Anterolaterally, the mass was causing destruction of the anterior root of the zygoma with extension into the premaxillary soft tissues.

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