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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
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posterior

[pä′stir·ē·ər]
(zoology)
The hind end of an organism.
Toward the back, or hinder end, of the body.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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