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 (pŏ-stîr′ē-ər, pō-)
1. Located behind a part or toward the rear of a structure.
2. Relating to the caudal end of the body in quadrupeds or the back of the body in humans and other primates.
3. Botany Next to or facing the main stem or axis.
4. Coming after in order; following.
5. Following in time; subsequent.
The buttocks.

[Latin, comparative of posterus, coming after, from post, afterward; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

pos·te′ri·or·ly adv.
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1a, b, 2a) 1.2-1.3 times as wide as long, rectangular in general outline; branchial margins subparallel, slightly convergent posteriorly. Dorsal surface convex longitudinally, almost smooth, with few disconnected, fine transverse ridges on protogastric region; pair of mats of minute setae between rostrum and protogastric ridges; cervical grooves faint; metabranchial and adjacent regions with distinct long transverse ridges; two rounded, shallow depressions laterally in cardiac region.
The block, which can be applied in four different ways to the quadratus lumborum muscle, namely, laterally, posteriorly, anteriorly and intramuscularly, has been administered laterally for the first time by Blanco et al.
Abdominal syntergite 1+2 and tergite 3 without median marginal setae; tergites 4 and 5 with a row of median marginal setae; discal setae lacking on syntergite 1+2 and tergites 3 and 4; abdominal setulae gradually increasing in size posteriorly, more visible on sides of the tergites 4 and 5.
Glabellar axial furrows almost straight, posteriorly and medially divergent at 40-45[degrees].
The mandibular corpus height increases posteriorly. The mandibular symphysis is wide and massive, with strong incisor alveolar process (Fig.
A cochlear drillout showed steeply vertical and posteriorly located OSL and BM.
He said the mark was seen at the anterior part of the neck which then appeared to move posteriorly towards the sides of the neck in an upward direction to behind the ears.
At the upper margin of the greater sciatic foramen, it is divided anteriorly and posteriorly. The ureter stands at the medial aspect of internal iliac artery, the pararectal space is noted between the ureter and the internal iliac artery.
Brueelia Keler, 1936 (Ischnocera: Philopteridae): Head: Noncircumfasciate; somewhat triangular with anteriorly flat or concave to rounded, truncated posteriorly with smooth temples; hyaline margin engraved medially; ventral carina interrupted at median; antennae monomorphic or sexually dimorphic.
The strong ligamentous structures of the SCJ retain the cartilaginous epiphysis in place, and the metaphysis of the clavicle displaces posteriorly towards the retrosternal space.
The physical examination of the patient revealed an immobile mass of 10x10 cm in diameter with a soft consistency, which was localized posteriorly to the uterus.
Given the left temporal scalp defect from skin necrosis, a rotation-advancement flap pedicled posteriorly from the occipital vessels was used (figure 2).