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Related to anticus: Atticus
situated at or directed toward the front; opposite of posterior.
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an·ti·cus(an-tī'kŭs), Avoid the mispronunciation ant'icus.
A term previously used in anatomic nomenclature to designate a muscle or other structure that of all similar structures is nearest to the front or ventral surface.
[L. in the very front, fr. ante, before]
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