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anterior

1. Zoology of or near the head end
2. Botany (of part of a flower or leaf) situated farthest away from the main stem

anterior

[an′tir·ē·ər]
(zoology)
Situated near or toward the front or head of an animal body.
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Similarly, oval scales having smoothly rounded corners, gentle ridges anteriorly of the crown plate, a median notch, and a deep notch on both sides (Pl.
The anterior aspect of the innominate artery segment was dissected and freed, and it was lifted anteriorly while a bronchoscopy was performed.
4 mm SL): gill rakers 0+9; teeth in both jaws conical, inwardly curved; five large teeth on each side at front of upper jaw, two to three rows of small teeth anteriorly, two rows centrally and posteriorly, outer row with 10 medium-sized teeth, inner row with small teeth; two large teeth on inner side at front of lower jaw; five to six rows anteriorly, outer row with 10 medium-sized teeth, inner rows with small teeth; a single row of medium teeth centrally and posteriorly.
In the initial treatment I released the sacral torsion and fascial tension of the respiratory diaphragm which radiated anteriorly into her neck.
6 and 7) strongly elongated with a pair of long and slender processes twisted and directed anteriorly.
Apical area not especially broad, pointed or narrowly rounded anteriorly.
Pelvic CT demonstrated a 11 x 14 x 10-cm retrovesical homogeneous cystic mass and displacement of the urinary bladder anteriorly and superiorly by the cyst.
They are extramural cells (not confined within the ethmoid bone) and extend anteriorly into the lacrimal bone.
However, these genera are distinguished as follows: Allelocoris lacks the stylate eyes, the "genae" are long, nearly reaching apex of antennal segment I and anterolateral lobes of pronotum are expanded anteriorly.