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posterioradjective [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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posteriornoun

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 Vietnamese đến sau, đứng sau…
in Spanish posterior…
in Thai ภายหลัง…
in Malaysian selepas…
in French postérieur…
in German später, hinter…
in Chinese (Traditional) 後部的, 尾部的, 較晚的…
in Indonesian di belakang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 后部的, 尾部的, 较晚的…
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