Anterior: The front, as opposed to the posterior. The anterior surface of the heart is toward the breast bone (the sternum).
For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry to "Anatomic Orientation Terms".
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( Äƒn-tÃ®r ' Ä“-É™r ) adj. Placed before or in front. Occurring before in time; earlier. Anatomy . Located near or toward ...
adjective 1. situated before or at the front of; fore ( opposed to posterior ). 2. going before in time or sequence; preceding; earlier: events anterior to the ...
Definition of ANTERIOR. 1. a: situated before or toward the front b: situated near or toward the head or part most nearly corresponding to a head . 2
anterior /anÂ·teÂ·riÂ·or/ (an-tÄ“rÂ´e-or) situated at or directed toward the front; opposite of posterior. anÂ·teÂ·riÂ·or (n-tÃ®r-r) adj. 1. Placed before or in front.
anÂ·teÂ·riÂ·or (n-tÃ®r-r) adj. 1. Placed before or in front. 2. Occurring before in time; earlier. 3. Anatomy. a. Located near or toward the head in lower animals.