The prefix “juxta-” comes from the Latin preposition meaning near, nearby, close. Juxtaposition is thus the act of placing two or more things side by side or the state of being so placed.
To lose a pair of juxtaposed teeth is to lose teeth that are next to one another.
Near the pylorus, the muscular area at the junction of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine. For example, a juxtapyloric ulcer is located near the pylorus.
Near the spinal column. For example, juxtaspinal abscess lies adjacent to the spinal column.
- Jackson Laboratory
The premiere place for mouse genetics and the largest mammalian genetic research facility in the world. Many of the types of mice used in medical research originated at the laboratory which is in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine. The Jackson Laboratory was founded in 1929 by Dr. Clarence Cook Little, a geneticist, as […]
- Kallmann syndrome
Genetics Home Reference. Kallmann syndrome.
- Kaposi sarcoma
A relatively rare type of skin malignancy that tends to afflict elderly people or, those with an abnormal immune system as in AIDS. Kaposi sarcoma is a highly vascular (“angioblastic”) tumor of the skin characterized by soft purplish plaques and papules that form nodules which typically start on the feet and ankles and then slowly […]