- (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.
Origin of posterior
synonym study for posterior
OTHER WORDS FROM posteriorpos·te·ri·or·ly, adverb
How to use posterior in a sentence
He was 93, but his work, as he might have said, was sure to live on in posterior.Norm Crosby, comedian who mangled words with great extinction, dies at 93|Harrison Smith|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Specifically, the team hunted down a type of brain wave called the “posterior alpha power,” measured at the back of the skull.Media Multitasking Is Ruining Our Memory. Can We Fix It?|Shelly Fan|November 3, 2020|Singularity Hub
A ceratohyal then is attached posteriorly to the hypohyal and a stylohyal ligament is attached to each ceratohyal posteriorly.Genera and Subgenera of Chipmunks|John A. White
The moderate-sized nasals are separated medially and in broad contact with the ethmoid posteriorly.
The belly is creamy white anteriorly and vermillion red posteriorly.
In both Drymarchon the anterior one-half of the body is olive-tan, which changes to bluish black posteriorly.
A cream-colored lateral stripe is on the third and fourth dorsal scale-rows anteriorly and the second and third rows posteriorly.