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How to Pronounce anterior?

Correct pronunciation for the word "anterior" is [antˈi͡əɹɪə], [antˈi‍əɹɪə], [a_n_t_ˈiə_ɹ_ɪ__ə].

"Anterior" in context

Anterior is a term used in anatomy which refers to the front or the direction towards the front of the body. It can also be used to describe the position of an object in relation to another. For example when referral to the eye, the Anterior chamber is the front of the eye, and the Posterior is the back of the eye. The term anterior also plays a major role in muscle movement, specifically in regards to the origin and insertion of muscles. When referring to the origin of skeletal muscles, anterior points to the front of the body and posterior points to the back.

Usage over time for anterior:

This graph shows how "anterior" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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