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posterior

adjective [before noun] uk   /pɒsˈtɪə.ri.ər/ us    /pɑːˈstɪr.i.ɚ/
specialized anatomy positioned at or towards the back formal later in time
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posterior

noun uk   /pɒsˈtɪə.ri.ər/ us    /pɑːˈstɪr.i.ɚ/ humorous
your posterior your bottom: If you would kindly move your posterior just a fraction to the right, I might get by.
Translations of “posterior”
in Spanish posterior…
in French postérieur…
in German später, hinter…
in Chinese (Traditional) 後部的, 尾部的, 較晚的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 后部的, 尾部的, 较晚的…
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