Posterior Definition

pŏ-stîrē-ər, pō-
posteriors
adjective
At or toward the rear; behind; specif., dorsal.
Webster's New World
Relating to the caudal end of the body in quadrupeds or the back of the body in humans and other primates.
American Heritage Medicine
Coming after in order; succeeding.
Webster's New World
Later; following after; subsequent.
Webster's New World
On the side next to the main stem.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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noun
posteriors
The buttocks.
Webster's New World
Posterior is defined as the buttocks.
An example of a posterior is a person's rear.
YourDictionary
Antonyms:
frontanterior

Other Word Forms of Posterior

Noun

Singular:
posterior
Plural:
posteriors

Origin of Posterior

  • Latin comparative of posterus coming after from post afterward apo- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin posterior, comparative of posterus (“coming after").

    From Wiktionary

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