One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Situated behind or beyond the arm; situated on the back of the upper arm, as the triceps muscle.
2Situated or occurring in the part of the spinal cord behind or below the part which supplies nerves to the forelimbs.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Banister (1532/3–?1610), surgeon. From post- + brachial, originally after post-classical Latin postbrachialis, postbrachiale.
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