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anterior

 [an-tēr´e-or]
situated at or directed toward the front; opposite of posterior.

an·te·ri·or

(an-tēr'ē-ōr),
1. In human anatomy, denoting the front surface of the body; often used to indicate the position of one structure relative to another, that is, situated nearer the front part of the body. Synonym(s): ventral (2) [TA], ventralis [TA]
2. Near the head or rostral end of certain embryos.
3. In veterinary anatomy, limited to structures of the eye and ear. The word is otherwise ambiguous with respect to the anatomy of quadrupeds; cranial is preferred.
4. Before, in relation to time or space.
[L.]

anterior

(ăn-tîr′ē-ər)
adj.
1. Placed before or in front.
2. Occurring before in time; earlier.
3. Anatomy
a. Located near or toward the head in lower animals.
b. Located on or near the front of the body in higher animals.
c. Located on or near the front of an organ or on the ventral surface of the body in humans.
4. Botany In front of and facing away from the axis or stem.

an·te′ri·or′i·ty (-ôr′ĭ-tē, -ŏr′-) n.
an·te′ri·or·ly adv.

anterior

adjective Referring to or toward the front of the body.

an·te·ri·or

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr)
1. human anatomy Denoting the front surface of the body; often used to indicate the position of one structure relative to another, i.e., situated nearer the front part of the body.
Synonym(s): ventral (2) .
2. Near the head or rostral end of certain embryos.
3. Before, in relation to time or space.
[L.]

anterior

At or towards the front of the body.

anterior

  1. (in animals) that part of the animal, usually the head, which proceeds first in forwards movement.
  2. (in plants) that part of the INFLORESCENCE which is furthest away from the main stem.

an·te·ri·or

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr)
[TA] In human anatomy, denoting the front surface of the body; often used to indicate the position of one structure relative to another, i.e., situated nearer the front part of the body.
Synonym(s): ventral (2) [TA] .
[L.]
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