anterior

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj anterior earlier in time
    • adj anterior of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body
    • n anterior a tooth situated at the front of the mouth "his malocclusion was caused by malposed anteriors"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Anterior Before in time; antecedent. "Antigonus, who was anterior to Polybius."
    • Anterior Before, or toward the front, in place; as, the anterior part of the mouth; -- opposed to posterior.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anterior Of place: fore; situated more to the front: the opposite of posterior.
    • anterior Of time: going before; preceding; antecedent; prior; earlier.
    • anterior In zoology and zootomy, nearer the head, as opposed to posterior; cephalal, as opposed to caudal; oral, as opposed to aboral: thus, the head is anterior to the neck, which is itself anterior to the trunk and tail.
    • anterior In human anatomy, situated in front, with respect to that side of the body on which is the face; ventral, as opposed to dorsal; hemal, as opposed to neural: as, the anterior pillars of the pharynx; the anterior walls of the belly; the anterior pillars of the spinal cord.
    • anterior In botany, in axillary inflorescence, noting the side most distant from the axis and nearest the subtending leaf or bract: as, the anterior side of a flower: otherwise called inferior or lower.
    • anterior Synonyms See previous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Anterior an-tē′ri-or before, in time or place: in front
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. anterior, comp. of ante, before
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.; comp. of ante, before.

Usage

In literature:

The dentary is an unornamented bone with the anterior half curving medially; the greatest height is anterior.
"A New Genus of Pennsylvania Fish (Crossoperygii, Coelacanthiformes) from Kansas" by Joan Echols
The anterior half of this space is lined by the inner wall of the mantle and is called the mantle cavity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
For a considerable number of years anterior to the ninth century, the Chinese Empire extended to the borders of Khokand and Cashmere.
"The Life of Yakoob Beg" by Demetrius Boulger
The anterior cornu has the anterior end of the corpus striatum projecting into it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Ireland is more remarkable for antiquities of a date anterior to the beginning of the Gothic period than for works belonging to it.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
The anterior head arises directly from the edges of the outer and inner cnemial crests.
"Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae" by William B. Stallcup
Approximately every other scale of the third row is bordered above and anteriorly by a crescent-shaped area of scarlet colored skin.
"Occurrence of the Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains" by Henry S. Fitch
LAP, Left anterior process.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
This was noticed more particularly in the anterior lobes and the islands of Reil.
"Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform (1811-1870)" by Henry Laing Gordon
The earliest Sumerian records seem to be anterior to 4000 B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
The direction of the anterior, or motor columns of the cord, is downward from the brain.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
In each example, the anterior end lies to the left.
"Cranial Osteiology of the Hylid Frog, Smilisca baudini" by Linda Trueb
The Platonic fancy runs into an anterior process, by which what was originally one has been made two.
"Is Polite Society Polite?" by Julia Ward Howe
Pt1, Pterygoid, anterior process.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
P4 has an anterior cusp and three posterior cusps as in other members of the genus.
"A New Species of Heteromyid Rodent from the Middle Oligocene of Northeast Colorado with Remarks on the Skull" by Edwin C. Galbreath
The small lacrimal bone anterior to the plate articulates with the maxilla and the premaxilla.
"Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds" by M. Dale Arvey
Influence of the languages introduced from Europe anterior to the predominance of English; viz.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The iris is pale bronze with a brown tint anterior and posterior to the pupil.
"Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group" by William E. Duellman
For a while recent sorrow, overweighing that of anterior date, may tend to its alleviation.
"The White Gauntlet" by Mayne Reid
Thus the tip travels at a higher speed than the root, and the posterior margin than the anterior margin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

Anterior Torque Correction with Bracketless Fixed Orthodontics .
Anterior disc herniations and concentric bulges are difficult to document as clinically significant.
The etiology and treatment of anterior knee pain is often difficult to determine, as evidenced by the variety of procedures and treatments that have been proposed.
Pathologic evaluation of primary laryngeal anterior commissure carcinoma both in patients who have undergone open surgery as initial treatment and in those who have undergone salvage surgery after irradiation failure.
The serratus anterior muscle looks like fingers pointing from your ribs to your six-pack (raise your arms, and you may be able to see yours).
An 88-year-old woman sought medical attention for a nodule on the anterior surface of her left foreleg that had gradually developed.
Detroit Lions receiver Ryan Broyles was scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior - 3:34 pm.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion available for back and neck pain.
After suffering a season-ending tear in an anterior cruciate ligament last year, Chelsea Falkenstein didn't have to come back to the University of Evansville's women's basketball team as a redshirt senior.
Mississippi State running back Nick Griffin will miss the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Backup New Orleans Saints linebacker Chris Chamberlain 's season is done after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the second quarter of Friday night's exhibition game.
Texans lost defensive leader to torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Cushing suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
The New York Giants defense has suffered yet another blow as Jonathan Goff is out for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Jonathan Goff , the Giants starting middle linebacker, was diagnosed Tuesday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
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In science:

Sin embargo, no está claro que los humanos puedan escalar mejor en este tipo de ejercicios, especialmente si no se pueden reutilizar partes de ejercicios anteriores en los ejercicios nuevos.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Su capacidad para identificar, a partir de problemas o situaciones anteriores, una relación (si existiera) con el problema al que se están enfrentando y utilizar esta información a su favor. 2.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
La diferencia con la prueba anterior reside en la acci´on realizada al encontrar un patr´on.
Aut\'omatas celulares elementales aplicados a la encriptaci\'on de datos
Esta prueba tiene el mismo enfoque que la anterior, con el prop´osito de comparar la frecuencia de bloques acumulados de dos consecutivas/adyacentes longitudes (m y m + 1).
Aut\'omatas celulares elementales aplicados a la encriptaci\'on de datos
It seems to have put some emphasis on the quantum mechanical legitimacy of the twofold description of photons mentioned anteriorly.
Pseudo-Unitary Dynamics of Free Relativistic Quantum Mechanical Twofold Systems
Going from anterior to posterior in Fig.2d, MF-FM-FM means: The bilateral head MF is right side Male and left side Female.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Fig. 2, illustrates the three basic forms of gynandromorphs: Bilateral gynandromorphs (bilateral body halves of opposite sex), polar gynandromorphs (anterior-posterior of opposite sex), and oblique gynandromorphs (opposite sex body sections cross the bilateral plane).
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Color codes: In the Cell Differentiation View: Female cells F are red anterior, orange midsection, yellow posterior.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
For example, polar gynandromorph mosquitos that have an anterior female half and a posterior male half.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The gynandromorphs are only two layers deep (dorsal and ventral) and have three anterior to posterior segments (head, midsection, tail).
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Fig.7e depicts a gynandromorph that has bilateral male female anterior and midsections with a polar male posterior.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Given each anterior to posterior section has two bilateral halves whose sex can vary independently, each bilateral section can be in four possible states (MM, MF, FM, FF).
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Hence, if you just have two, anterior and posterior, body sections then if you start with MM you can get MM-MM (normal), MM-MF (polarbilateral), MM-FM (polar-bilateral), MM-FF (polar).
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
However, most insects like the mosquito have 3 main sections or segments, an anterior head segment, a midsection and a posterior, tail section.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
If we divide the midsection into two subsections, such as in the polar gynandromorph (V: MM-FF-MM-MM, D: MM-FF-MM-MM) in Fig.7a, we get 16 more independent anterior-posterior, Many of these transformations would be rather subtle and easily missed even when explicitly looking for gynandromorphic individuals.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
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