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Definitions of anterior

  1. (zoology) of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a tooth situated at the front of the mouth; "his malocclusion was caused by malposed anteriors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. earlier in time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Before in time; antecedent. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Before, or toward the front, in place; as, the anterior part of the mouth; - opposed to posterior. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Situated more to the front; former; earlier; preceding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. 1. Before, in relation to time or space; in front of or in the front part of; ventral, hemal, as contrasted with dorsal, neural. 2. In botany, noting that part of a lateral member which is away from the parent axis. 3. In dentistry, oral, noting the six front teeth in either jaw. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. Before, in time, or place: in front. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Anteriority. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Before, in time or place. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Antecedent; prior; earlier. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Farther front; situated at the front. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Before in time or place; previous; in front. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Nearer the head end; ventral in human anatomy; facing outwards from the axis. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  16. [Latin] Nearer head end; ventral in human anatomy; facing outwards from axis; previous. na
  17. see nares na
  18. Before, or toward the front, in place; as, the anterior part of the mouth; -- opposed to posterior. mso.anu.edu.au
  19. Before, or toward the front, in place; as, the anterior part of the mouth; opposed to posterior. dictgcide_fs
  20. an-t[=e]'ri-or, adj. before, in time or place: in front.--ns. ANTERIOR'ITY, ANT[=E]'RIORNESS.--adv. ANT[=E]'RIORLY. [L.; comp. of ante, before.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Great confusion has prevailed with anatomists in the use of the terms before, behind, etc. Generally, the word anterior is applied to parts situate before the median line, the body being in the erect posture, with the face and palms of the hands turned forwards, and the feet applied longitudinally together. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  22. More to the front; prior (to). Hence anteriority n., anteriorly adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. Situated forward or in front of; in human anatomy, ventrad; in the lower animals, cephalad. In dentistry, applied to the six front teeth. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.

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