Origin of anterior
Related formsan·te·ri·or·i·ty [an-teer-ee-awr-i-tee, -or-] /ænˌtɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-/, nounan·te·ri·or·ly, adverbnon·an·te·ri·or, adjective
Examples from the Web for anterior
That action puts a stress in the anterior cruciate ligament.
It bears in my specimen of this age four fin-rays at its extremity, the anterior not being well marked.
I have applied this term to the oblique descent made by the umbo, towards the basal extremity of the anterior side of bivalves.Zoological Illustrations, Volume III|William Swainson
The heart (fig. 224 ht) lies under the dorsal spine and is prolonged into an anterior, posterior, and dorsal aorta.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Schneider has represented a transverse section in which the anterior nerves are figured.
The anterior narial aperture in the skull opens upwards, but the orifices of the nostrils are placed at the end of the muzzle.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale