Definitions

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  • adv. after (in time)
  • adv. behind (in position)
  • adv. towards the posterior

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Subsequently in time; also, behind in position.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a posterior manner; subsequently; behind; specifically, in zoology, toward or near the posterior or caudal end of an animal; caudad; in human anatomy, toward the back; dorsad: as, a line directed posteriorly; organs situated posteriorly.

Etymologies

posterior +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because of the MEG findings, the plan for the placement of subdural electrodes was significantly altered, as coverage was extended more posteriorly.

    MEG Case Report

  • “The breathing tube is displaced laterally and posteriorly from the region of the mouth.”

    Spider Bones

  • Looks like a dorsal view with backbone extending posteriorly.

    Any ideas?

  • All heteropterans have a beak-like mouth (rostrum) that originates at the anterior tip of the head and lies posteriorly underneath the body when not in use.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • The right chest wall has fractures of ribs three through seven anteriorly and ribs six through twelve posteriorly.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Final Autopsy Report: Circumstances of Death: Iraqi detainee died while in U.S. custody

  • The foot can actually bend both anteriorly and posteriorly (that is, the foot can be hyperextended as well as flexed), which needless to say is (almost) unique (read on).

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The rostrum in rorquals is long and tapers to a point (though it is comparatively broad in blue whales) and, in contrast to other mysticetes, a stout finger-like extension of the maxillary bone extends posteriorly, overlapping the nasals and abutting the supraoccipital (the shield-like plate that forms the rear margin of the skull).

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The ventral surface of the pouch is covered by grooved blubber, on which the 50-90 grooves extend from the jaw tips to as far posteriorly as the umbilicus.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Well, Feduccia not only drew attention to the presence and role of the skin membranes in sifakas, he also discussed the presence of a thick, posteriorly projecting mat of hair on the sifaka forearm.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • A bulbous pharynx ingests food into a short esophagus that divides into two blind intestinal caeca that extend posteriorly along the length of the body.

    Platyhelminthes

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