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posterior

1. Zoology (of animals) of or near the hind end
2. Botany (of a flower) situated nearest to the main stem
3. Anatomy dorsal or towards the spine
4. the buttocks; rump

posterior

[pä′stir·ē·ər]
(zoology)
The hind end of an organism.
Toward the back, or hinder end, of the body.
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Spines in the European flounder do not form a distinct single row at the scale posterior margin but form irregular curved rows which are located posteriorly and laterally and even antero-laterally of the focus; spines are higher and bigger marginally than closer to the focus.
Specially designed low profile spiked Hohmann retractors with an angle are inserted anteriorly deep to the subscapularis tendon and posteriorly along the anatomic neck of the humerus deep to the posterior rotator cuff insertion (Fig.
Dorsal valve interior with a simple, ridge-like cardinal process on a small subtriangular notothyrial platform steeply inclined posteriorly and supported anteriorly by a short median ridge about one-fifth as long as the valve.
She was noted to have regrowth of the bladder tumor posteriorly outside of the trigone and it was very friable, and would bleed profusely on contact.
Posterior nostril subtriangular with short rim, located just below upper eye level and just forward to front edge of eye; anterior nostril very short membranous tube, slightly higher posteriorly and located an-terioventral to posterior nostril, its diameter about equal to sensory pores of cephalic lateralis system.
First, it drives the nucleus pulposus posteriorly against the posterior annular fibers.
From extension to 15[degrees], the femur moved posteriorly in ACL-deficient and normal knees, and the extent of posterior movement was similar between the two sides.
A posteriorly shifted nasal horn provides more substantial support and the arched structure of the nasofrontal area is an adaptation for a huge horn.
On physical examination a discrete, slightly firm, mobile, painless mass was palpated posteriorly to the testes (Fig.
First, the body of the spinal cord moves posteriorly within the dura mater with reducing thoracic curvature.