posterior

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1pos·te·ri·or

adjective \pō-ˈstir-ē-ər, pä-\

: near or toward the back of something (such as the body)

Full Definition of POSTERIOR

1
:  later in time :  subsequent
2
:  situated behind: as
a :  caudal
b of the human body or its parts :  dorsal
3
of a plant part :  adaxial, superior
pos·te·ri·or·ly adverb

Examples of POSTERIOR

  1. the posterior part of the brain
  2. <the chapel's posterior location in the church serves to make it a quiet retreat>

Origin of POSTERIOR

Latin, comparative of posterus coming after, from post after — more at post-
First Known Use: 1534

Related to POSTERIOR

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

2pos·te·ri·or

noun \pä-ˈstir-ē-ər, pō-\

: the part of the body above the legs that is used for sitting

Full Definition of POSTERIOR

:  the hinder parts of the body; specifically :  buttocks

Examples of POSTERIOR

  1. The man squeezed his large posterior into the chair.
  2. <the baseball players were always slapping one another on the posterior>

First Known Use of POSTERIOR

circa 1616

Related to POSTERIOR

Synonyms
backside, behind, booty (also bootie) [slang], bottom, breech, bum, buns, butt, caboose, can, cheeks, derriere (or derrière), duff, fanny, fundament, hams, haunches, heinie [slang], hunkers, keister (also keester) [slang], nates, buttocks, rear, rear end, rump, seat, tail, tail end, tush [slang]

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

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