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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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This is the case with the male Ibla, and in a truly extraordinary manner with the Proteolepas: for the carapace in all other cirripedes consists of the three highly-important anterior segments of the head enormously developed, and furnished with great nerves and muscles; but in the parasitic and protected Proteolepas, the whole anterior part of the head is reduced to the merest rudiment attached to the bases of the prehensile antennae.
The flash was almost co-instantaneous in the two rings, but it was just perceptible first in the anterior one.
Two of the inferior limbs should be on the principle of the lever; wheels, perhaps, as they are now formed; though I have not yet determined whether the improvement might be better applied to the anterior or posterior members, inasmuch as I am yet to learn whether dragging or shoving requires the greatest muscular exertion.
That we are not able to say; but at all events, we have seen, by the anterior developments of this story, that Buckingham had the advantage over him, and in two or three circumstances, particularly that of the diamond studs, had, thanks to the devotedness of the three Musketeers and the courage and conduct of D'Artagnan, cruelly mystified him.
Nay, further, have you never endeavored to recall the time, place, and circumstances of your former intercourse, and failing in this attempt, have almost believed that your spirits must have held converse with each other in some state of being anterior to the present, and that you are only now occupied in a reminiscence of the past?"
More strictly, it belongs to those men who attempted rationalistic criticism of the Bible and wished to go back to what they supposed to be a primitive pure religion, anterior to revealed religion and free from the corruptions and formalism of actual Christianity.
Intellect is the simple power anterior to all action or construction.
This textbook contains 13 chapters on deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), along with surgical videos demonstrating techniques (available online).
All the objectives of fabricating a good denture are difficult to achieve when pre extraction records are not available.10 In maxillary arch incisive papilla is considered as a stable landmark used to determine the vertical dimension of an edentulous patient as well as the position of the anterior teeth.11 However in case of mandible there is no stable and reliable landmark available for recording occlusal vertical dimension.11 Lingual frenum however can be considered as a stable landmark and can be recorded accurately.12 Its function is to attach the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
Different resultshave been reported about the diagnostic accuracy of low-field MRI scanner in anterior cruciate ligament injury.
This is a rare case of hyperdominant LAD presenting as anterior wall ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (AWMI).
Herein we report a rare case of intraocular cilia, which was embedded in the lens at the bulb and protruded into the anterior chamber with localized central traumatic cataract and moderate anterior chamber reaction.