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Definition of Posterior


  1. Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; -- opposed to prior.
  2. Situated behind; hinder; -- opposed to anterior.
  3. At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; -- in human anatomy often used for dorsal.
  4. On the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said of an axillary flower.