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anterior

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of anterior

  1. 1 being at or in the forward part or surface of something the anterior chamber of the eye is bounded in front by the cornea Synonyms of anterior front, fore, forward, frontal, frontward (or frontwards)Words Related to anterior ventralNear Antonyms of anterior dorsalAntonyms of anterior aft, after, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearward

  2. 2 going before another in time or order fossils from an anterior geologic age Synonyms of anterior antecedent, previous, foregoing, former, precedent, preceding, priorWords Related to anterior advance, early, premature; earliest, first, inaugural, initial, maiden, original, pioneer; preexisting; introductory, preliminary; erstwhile, whilomNear Antonyms of anterior advanced, late; closing, concluding, final, last, latest, latter, terminal, ultimateAntonyms of anterior after, ensuing, following, later, posterior, subsequent, succeeding



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