- (in quadrupeds) pertaining to or toward the rear or caudal end of the body.
- (in humans and other primates) pertaining to or toward the back plane of the body, equivalent to the dorsal surface of quadrupeds.
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synonym study for posterior
OTHER WORDS FROM posteriorpos·te·ri·or·ly, adverb
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How to use posterior in a sentence
A Bayesian regression – with a HFA prior of 2 points – gives a posterior distribution for HFA fairly tightly centered around 0.
The first one on that list will strengthen your core while specifically targeting your glutes, and the other two will help your underactive posterior muscles, she explains.It’s time to add video games to your workout routine|John Kennedy|September 30, 2020|Popular-Science
Normally, ant eggs have a single zone at their posterior pole that expresses germline genes.
He mistakenly called them fungi, but scientists later identified the bright cloud of DNA in the embryo’s posterior pole as bacteria and named them Blochmannia after their discoverer.
One system would tell toilet users apart from looking at photos of an individual’s posterior.
The posterior metaphor clicked, and she began rapping about being “no size 2.”‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit|Marlow Stern|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My friend cannot come to our house and sit his oft-photographed posterior on our sagging cushions.
I generally remember school physical education, PE, as a being a pain in the posterior.The Financial Case for Dodgeball: Why America Needs Gym Class|Mark McKinnon|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As one story goes, Bianca Jagger, impressed, once made a plaster cast of Mara's posterior.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its anterior portion is slender and thread-like, while the posterior portion is thicker (Fig. 112).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The upper wings are white, with a posterior broad black subtriangular border, having two or three white spots at the apex.
These Cupids must have been erected in the time of the Dutch dynasty, as I judge from the immense posterior developments.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches|William Makepeace Thackeray
In Marmota the baculum is greatly enlarged at the posterior end and forms a shieldlike surface.
Position of the supraorbital notch in relation to the posterior notch of the zygomatic plate.