Complete Definition of "posterior"

English

Etymology
Latin comparative of posterus coming after

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪÉriÉ(r)|-ɪÉriÉ(r)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Located behind, or towards the rear of an object.
  2. anatomy The caudal end of the body in quadrupeds, and the dorsal end in bipeds.
  3. botany Next to, or facing the main stem or axis.
  4. Following in order or in time.

Antonyms
anterior

Noun
en-noun

  1. euphemism The buttocks.

Translations
trans-top|buttocks
Dutch: Achterste, achterwerk
French: Derrière
German: Hintern
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