About The Word Posterior

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Posterior

Posterior Meaning & Definition
Posterior Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Posterior?

[n] a tooth situated at the back of the mouth
[n] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
[adj] (zoology) at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates

Synonyms | Synonyms for Posterior: arse | ass | back tooth | back(a) | backside | behind | bottom | bum | buns | butt | buttocks | can | caudal | derriere | fanny | fundament | hind end | hind(a) | hinder(a) | hindquarters | keister | nates | prat | rear | rear end | retral | rump | seat | stern | tail | tail end | tooshie | tush

Related Terms | Find terms related to Posterior: aft | after | aftermost | afterpart | afterpiece | appendant | arse | ass | attendant | back | back door | back seat | back side | backside | backward | behind | bottom | breech | bum | butt | buttocks | cadet | consecutive | consequent | croup | crupper | derriere | ensuing | flack | following | haunches | heel | hind | hind end | hind part | hinder | hindermost | hindhand | hindhead | hindmost | junior | later | latter | lineal | nates | next | occiput | postern | postpositional | postpositive | proximate | puisne | rear | rear end | rearmost | rearward | retral | retrograde | reverse | rump | seat | sequacious | sequent | sequential | stern | subsequent | succeeding | successive | suffixed | tail | tail end | tailpiece | tuchis | younger

See Also | body | body part | tooth | torso | trunk

Posterior In Webster's Dictionary

\Pos*te"ri*or\ (p[o^]s*t[=e]"r[i^]*[~e]r), a. [L. posterior, compar. of posterus coming after, from post after. See {Post-}.] 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.) At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; -- in human anatomy often used for {dorsal}. 4. (Bot.) On the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said of an axillary flower. --Gray.

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