Anterior Definition

At or toward the front; forward; specif., ventral.
Webster's New World
Coming before in time, order, or logic; previous; earlier.
Webster's New World
On the side away from the main stem.
Webster's New World
Placed before or in front.
American Heritage Medicine
Occurring before in time; earlier.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Anterior

  • Latin comparative of ante before ant- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin anterior, comparative of ante (“forward, before”)

    From Wiktionary

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