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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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PUPC 13/12 represents two unusual Dorcatherium folds and two Tragulus folds directed anteriorly (Fig.
The patient underwent laparotomy which revealed retro-caecal perforated appendix which burried into the abdominal wall and caused the pus to track down anteriorly to appear as abdominal wall swelling.
At the time of repair, a large anterior meningocele, which was partially repaired several months earlier, was noted to still be large enough to compress the descending colon and rectum toward the left and to displace the bladder superiorly and anteriorly.
This motion also carries the lateral malleolus anteriorly.
On arthroscopic examination of the right knee joint, the middle segment of the lateral meniscus was dislocated anteriorly on the anterior segment of the lateral meniscus (Figure 2(a)), and the posterior segment was located in the intercondylar space adjacent to the anterior cruciate ligament.
There are three reference points anteriorly (Aa, Ba and C) and three posteriorly (Ap, Bp and D).
The spiked Hohmann retractor anteriorly demarcates the subscapularis insertion (anterior anatomic neck), and a spiked Hohmann retractor or curved posterior cuff retractor delineates the posterior rotator cuff insertion (posterior anatomic neck), allowing an oscillating saw blade controlled by the surgeon's dominant hand to safely resect the humeral head at the anatomic neck.
The dorsal one, the suprascapula (SS), is posteriorly bowed (Figure 2) and not connected or fused to the synarcual or the vertebral column (Figure 1); the ventral one, the coracoid bar (CB) is anteriorly bowed.
On examination, the bladder was distended and digital rectal examination revealed an anteriorly placed immobile, nontender, extra luminal soft, cystic pelvic mass.
14x8 cm cystic mass adjacent to bladder posteriorly and prostate and seminal vesicle anteriorly in the retrovesical space.
7) in head length; dentition typical of the genus, front and upper jaw with three pairs of canine teeth anteriorly at side of upper jaw, anterior pair forward projecting, next two pairs increasing in length and more recurved and laterally projecting; upper with closely set small conical teeth (15 in holotype posterior to the third canine); lower jaw with single pair of forward and laterally projecting canines and closely set small conical teeth, first seven largest and just posterior of canines (16 in holorype); tongue short and rounded.