posterior

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin posterior, comparative of posterus(coming after).

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posterior ‎(comparative more posterior, superlative most posterior)

  1. Located behind, or towards the rear of an object.
  2. Following in order or in time.
  3. (anatomy) Nearer the back end; nearer the caudal end of the body in quadrupeds or the dorsal end in bipeds.
  4. (botany) Next to, or facing the main stem or axis.

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  • (located behind or towards the rear): rear, hinder, back
  • (Following in order or in time): later

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Noun[edit]

posterior ‎(plural posteriors)

  1. (euphemistic) The buttocks.

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Adjective[edit]

posterior m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural posteriors)

  1. posterior

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

posterior ‎(comparative of posterus)

  1. posterior, more to the back
  2. next, following

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Third declension, comparative variant

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative posterior posterius posteriōrēs posteriōra
genitive posteriōris posteriōrum
dative posteriōrī posteriōribus
accusative posteriōrem posterius posteriōrēs posteriōra
ablative posteriōre posteriōribus
vocative posterior posterius posteriōrēs posteriōra

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

posterior m, f ‎(plural posteriores, comparable)

  1. posterior (following in order or in time)
  2. posterior (located in the rear)
  3. (phonetics) back (produced in the back of the mouth)

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posterior m, f ‎(plural posteriores)

  1. posterior, later