posterior

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin posterior, comparative of posterus ‎(coming after).

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posterior ‎(comparative more posterior, superlative most posterior)

  1. Located behind, or towards the rear of an object.
  2. Following in order or in time.
  3. (anatomy) Nearer the back end; nearer the caudal end of the body in quadrupeds or the dorsal end in bipeds.
  4. (botany) Next to, or facing the main stem or axis.

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  • (located behind or towards the rear): rear, hinder, back
  • (Following in order or in time): later

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NounEdit

posterior ‎(plural posteriors)

  1. (euphemistic) The buttocks.

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AdjectiveEdit

posterior m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural posteriors)

  1. posterior

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AdjectiveEdit

posterior m, f ‎(plural posteriores, comparable)

  1. posterior (following in order or in time)
  2. posterior (located in the rear)
  3. (phonetics) back (produced in the back of the mouth)

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PronunciationEdit

  • (Rioplatense) IPA(key): /poːʱ.te.ˈɾjoɾ/

AdjectiveEdit

posterior m, f ‎(plural posteriores)

  1. posterior, later
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