Posterior



[po-steer-ee-er, poh-] /pɒˈstɪər i ər, poʊ-/

adjective
1.
situated behind or at the rear of; hinder (opposed to ).
2.
coming after in order, as in a series.
3.
coming after in time; later; subsequent (sometimes followed by to).
4.
Anatomy, Zoology.

5.
Botany. toward the back and near the main axis, as the upper lip of a flower.
noun
6.
the hinder parts or rump of the body; buttocks.
/pɒˈstɪərɪə/
adjective
1.
situated at the back of or behind something
2.
coming after or following another in a series
3.
coming after in time
4.
(zoology) (of animals) of or near the hind end
5.
(botany) (of a flower) situated nearest to the main stem
6.
(anatomy) dorsal or towards the spine
noun
7.
the buttocks; rump
8.
(statistics) a posterior probability
adj.

1530s, “later,” from Latin posterior “after, later, behind,” comparative of posterus “coming after, subsequent,” from post “after” (see post-). Meaning “situated behind” is from 1630s.
n.

“buttocks,” euphemistic, 1610s, from posterior (adj.). Earlier it meant “those who come after, posterity” (1530s). Cf. Lithuanian pasturas “the last, the hindmost,” from pas “at, by.”

posterior pos·te·ri·or (pŏ-stēr’ē-ər, pō-)
adj.

pos·te’ri·or·ly adv.

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