- Relating to both front and back.
- In x-ray imaging, taken or viewed from front to back through the body.
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Examples from the Web for anteroposterior
The course of the bullet was anteroposterior through the axis of the femur.
The course of the missile was anteroposterior through the middle of the arm.
The anteroposterior valleys are shallow and hanging, and can be said to exist only as indentations between the two sets of cusps.
Watson believed that the jaw of Dimetrodon was capable of anteroposterior sliding.
In animals with dolichocephalic skulls the principal movements of the mandible in the masticatory process are anteroposterior.