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Definitions of posterior:

part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the dorsum. Applied to muscles of the hands and feet.

part of speech: adjective

1. Behind or after in time or place; posticus. 2. In botany, noting that part of a lateral member which is nearest the parent axis.

Usage examples for posterior:

  • In the fish the marginal fins not only extend to the base of the tail, but are broader at the posterior end than elsewhere, whereas in other Flat- fishes the posterior part of the marginal fins are the narrowest parts. "Hormones and Heredity", J. T. Cunningham
  • He had published the first part of Don Quixote in the midst of his hungry poverty at Valladolid in 1605. He was then fifty- eight, and all his works that survive are posterior to that date. "Castilian Days", John Hay
  • In the human family, these partial divisions of the parietal generally begin in the posterior part, and run sagittally to the posterior border of the bone, ending in this border at or near its middle. "A Bilateral Division of the Parietal Bone in a Chimpanzee; with a Special Reference to the Oblique Sutures in the Parietal Bulletin of the AMNH, Vol. XIII, Article XXI, pp. 281-295, Dec. 31, 1900", Ales Hrdlicka

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