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anterioradjective [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 ​leftventricle from each ​heart.
formal earlier in ​time
(Definition of anterior from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “anterior”
in Chinese (Simplified) 前部的,前面的, 向前的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 前部的,前面的, 向前的…
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