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3 definitions found
 for posterior
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Posterior \Pos*te"ri*or\ (p[o^]s*t[=e]"r[i^]*[~e]r), a. [L.
     posterior, compar. of posterus coming after, from post after.
     See Post-.]
     1. Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or
        moving; coming after; -- opposed to prior.
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              Hesiod was posterior to Homer.        --Broome.
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     2. Situated behind; hinder; -- opposed to anterior.
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     3. (Anat.) At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; -- in
        human anatomy often used for dorsal.
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     4. (Bot.) On the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said
        of an axillary flower. --Gray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  posterior
      adj 1: located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a
             structure [ant: anterior]
      2: coming at a subsequent time or stage; "without ulterior
         argument"; "the mood posterior to" [syn: later(a),
         ulterior, posterior]
      n 1: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he
           deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on
           your fanny and do nothing?" [syn: buttocks, nates,
           arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can,
           fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister,
           posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern,
           seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom,
           behind, derriere, fanny, ass]
      2: a tooth situated at the back of the mouth [syn: back tooth,
         posterior]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "posterior":
     aft, after, aftermost, afterpart, afterpiece, appendant, arse, ass,
     attendant, back, back door, back seat, back side, backside,
     backward, behind, bottom, breech, bum, butt, buttocks, cadet,
     consecutive, consequent, croup, crupper, derriere, ensuing, flack,
     following, haunches, heel, hind, hind end, hind part, hinder,
     hindermost, hindhand, hindhead, hindmost, junior, later, latter,
     lineal, nates, next, occiput, postern, postpositional,
     postpositive, proximate, puisne, rear, rear end, rearmost,
     rearward, retral, retrograde, reverse, rump, seat, sequacious,
     sequent, sequential, stern, subsequent, succeeding, successive,
     suffixed, tail, tail end, tailpiece, tuchis, younger
  
  

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