Posterior : Definition


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Definitions of Posterior

Pronunciation : Pos*te"ri*or
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. posterior, compar. of posterus coming after, from post after. See Post-.]
Definition : 1. Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; -- opposed to prior. Hesiod was posterior to Homer. Broome.

2. Situated behind; hinder; -- opposed to anterior.

3. (Anat.)

Defn: At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; -- in human anatomy often used for dorsal.

4. (Bot.)

Defn: On the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said of an axillary flower. Gray.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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