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English definition of “anterior”

anterior

adjective [before noun] uk   /ænˈtɪə.ri.ər/ us    /-ˈtɪr.i.ɚ/
specialized anatomy positioned at or towards the front: Specimens for examination were taken from the anterior side of the left ventricle from each heart.General location and orientation
formal earlier in time
(Definition of anterior from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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