- (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.
- poster boy,
- poster child,
- poster color,
- poster paint,
- posterior ampullar nerve,
- posterior asynclitism,
- posterior auricular nerve,
- posterior auricular vein,
- posterior cardinal vein
Origin of posterior
Examples from the Web for posteriorly
The lower end of the humerus could be felt to be decidedly thickened both anteriorly and posteriorly.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
No facet on superior margin of centrum either anteriorly or posteriorly.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae|Frederick True
The plastron is united to the carapace by ligamentous tissue and is somewhat flexible anteriorly and posteriorly.
In this race, which is common in Calcutta, the zoœcia are almost circular but truncate or concave anteriorly and posteriorly.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa|Nelson Annandale
If he remains, the posteriorly situated crow takes a peck at his tail.Jungle Folk|Douglas Dewar
Word Origin for posterior
1530s, "later," from Latin posterior "after, later, behind," comparative of posterus "coming after, subsequent," from post "after" (see post-). Meaning "situated behind" is from 1630s.
"buttocks," euphemistic, 1610s, from posterior (adj.). Earlier it meant "those who come after, posterity" (1530s). Cf. Lithuanian pasturas "the last, the hindmost," from pas "at, by."