Definition of anterior
1a : situated before or toward the front an anterior ligamentb : situated near or toward the head or part most nearly corresponding to a head
2 : coming before in time or development labor problems anterior to the strike
Examples of anterior in a Sentence
the anterior part of the brain
the anterior chamber of the eye is bounded in front by the cornea
Recent Examples of anterior from the Web
Indiana signed West for $20 million over two years coming off an anterior cruciate ligament tear and his numbers dropped a bit from his New Orleans days, but there was no doubting his impact.
The team announced Friday that Urias will undergo anterior capsule surgery on his left shoulder.
The 20-year-old will undergo anterior capsule surgery on his left shoulder after suffering the injury during a minor league outing in Oklahoma City on June 10.
The left-hander needs anterior capsule surgery in his left shoulder, a procedure that will sideline him for the next 12 to 14 months.
The Baltimore Ravens have been particularly hard hit this offseason with the torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered by cornerback Tavon Young and the hip injury, reportedly career threatening, suffered by tight end Dennis Pitta.
In February 2007 with the Clippers, Livingston tore three major ligaments in his knee — the anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate and medial collateral as well as his lateral meniscus, then required extensive surgery.
The Oregon group, by pulsing the light at the same frequency found in human theta waves (eight hertz), were able to switch on the neurons in the anterior cingulate cortexes of the mice.
A trunk stabilization program - to address any excessive anterior pelvic tilt, which can tighten the hamstring when standing.
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Anterior generally appears in either medical or scholarly contexts. Anatomy books refer to the anterior lobe of the brain, the anterior cerebral artery, the anterior facial vein, etc. Scholar and lawyers may use anterior to mean "earlier in time or order". For example, supporters of states' rights point out that the individual states enjoyed certain rights anterior to their joining the union. And prenuptial agreements are designed to protect the assets that one or both parties acquired anterior to the marriage.
Synonym Discussion of anterior
ANTERIOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anterior for English Language Learners
: near or toward the front of something (such as the body)
Medical Definition of anterior
1: relating to or situated near or toward the head or toward the part in headless animals most nearly corresponding to the head
2: situated toward the front of the body : ventral—used in human anatomy because of the upright posture of humans
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