Posterior

Definition of Posterior

Pos`te´ri`or   Pronunciation: pǒs`tē´rĭ`ẽr
a.1.Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; - opposed to prior.
Hesiod was posterior to Homer.
- Broome.
2.Situated behind; hinder; - opposed to anterior.
3.(Anat.) At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; - in human anatomy often used for dorsal.
4.(Bot.) On the side next the axis of inflorescence; - said of an axillary flower.

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