Medical Dictionary

posteriorly

play
adverb pos·te·ri·or·ly \ pō-ˈstir-ē-ər-lē , pä- \

medical Definition of posteriorly

:in a posterior direction
  • ossification of the maxilla extends posteriorly, superiorly, anteriorly and palatally
  • —W. J. Tulley

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up posteriorly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

alert quickness of mind or body

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!