Origin of anterior
OTHER WORDS FROM anterioran·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
How to use anterior in a sentence
The team saw nerve cells, or neurons, firing in the anterior cingulate cortex, an area important in human empathy and part of the brain region responsible for memory and cognition.Mice may ‘catch’ each other’s pain — and pain relief|Carolyn Wilke|January 12, 2021|Science News
Prothorax two-thirds wider than long, sides parallel in basal half, convergent anteriorly.
The belly is creamy white anteriorly and vermillion red posteriorly.
A cream-colored lateral stripe is on the third and fourth dorsal scale-rows anteriorly and the second and third rows posteriorly.
Nostrils placed dorsolaterally and directed anteriorly, situated about midway between tip of snout and eye.
Specimens from the three mentioned localities have the dark nuchal spot bordered anteriorly by a pale blotch.