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posterior

pos·te·ri·or

posterior

 
 
pronunciation:
pa sti ri r
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: located behind or toward the back of something. (Cf. anterior.)
The pituitary gland consists of two lobes, a larger front lobe and a smaller posterior lobe.This insect's posterior legs are shorter than its medial and front legs.
synonyms:
hind, rear
antonyms:
anterior
similar words:
aft, back, hindmost, reverse, tail
definition 2: coming after in time or order (sometimes fol. by to).
antonyms:
anterior, previous
similar words:
after, following, subsequent
definition 3: pertaining to the tail end of an animal or the dorsal side of a human.
similar words:
back, dorsal, hind, rear
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part of speech: noun
definition: the hind end of the body in man; buttocks.
While you're just sitting here on your posterior, the others are out working!
synonyms:
bottom, breech, buttock, fundament, rear, rump, seat
similar words:
backside, behind, can, fanny, rear end, tush
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derivations: posteriorly (adv.), posteriority (n.)
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