Synonyms for anterior

Grammar : Adj
Spell : an-teer-ee-er
Phonetic Transcription : ænˈtɪər i ər

Définition of anterior

Origin :
  • 1610s, Latin, literally "former," comparative of ante "before" (see ante). Related: Anteriority.
  • adj beginning, prior
Example sentences :
  • Few of the mouldings of Greek architecture are to be traced to anterior styles.
  • Extract from : « Architecture » by Thomas Roger Smith
  • He makes use of the anterior one, which is the longest and most supple.
  • Extract from : « The Industries of Animals » by Frdric Houssay
  • But that was long ago, so long that it might have happened in an anterior existence.
  • Extract from : « The Paliser case » by Edgar Saltus
  • Aorta: the anterior, narrow part of the heart, opening into the head.
  • Extract from : « Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology » by John. B. Smith
  • Frontal: referring to the front of head or anterior aspect of any part.
  • Extract from : « Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology » by John. B. Smith
  • It is just cephalad to the anterior end of the pharynx and to the hypophysis.
  • Extract from : « Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator » by Albert M. Reese
  • This I applied over the solar-plexus and to the anterior surface of his body.
  • Extract from : « Lincoln's Last Hours » by Charles A. Leale
  • It may lie above the pubis in the anterior wall of the bladder.
  • Extract from : « A Manual of the Operations of Surgery » by Joseph Bell
  • The nerves that supply it proceed from the anterior half of the spinal cord.
  • Extract from : « Popular Education » by Ira Mayhew
  • A period of vegetable life, anterior to animal life (v. 11, 12).
  • Extract from : « Mr. Gladstone and Genesis » by Thomas Henry Huxley

Antonyms for anterior

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