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posteriormore about posterior


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Posterior  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (zoology)  at  or  near  the  hind  end  in  quadrupeds  or  toward 
  the  spine  in  primates  [ant:  {anterior}] 
  n  1:  the  fleshy  part  of  the  human  body  that  you  sit  on  [syn:  {buttocks}, 
  {arse},  {butt},  {backside},  {bum},  {buns},  {can},  {fundament}, 
  {hindquarters},  {hind  end},  {keister},  {prat},  {rear}, 
  {rear  end},  {rump},  {stern},  {seat},  {tail},  {tail  end}, 
  {tooshie},  {tush},  {bottom},  {behind},  {derriere},  {fanny}, 
  2:  a  tooth  situated  at  the  back  of  the  mouth  [syn:  {back  tooth}] 

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