[ US /ænˈtɪɹiɝ/ ]
[ UK /æntˈi‍əɹɪɐ/ ]
  1. of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body
  2. earlier in time
  1. a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
    his malocclusion was caused by malposed anteriors
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How To Use anterior In A Sentence

  • In the toad and in the dog, adrenalectomy diminishes but does not suppress the diabetogenic effect of the anterior lobe extract, which can be obtained in adrenalectomized dogs, in which the pancreas has been surgically reduced, and which are kept alive by treatment with desoxycorticosterone and salt or even with sodium chloride alone. Bernardo Houssay - Nobel Lecture
  • Immediately above the anterior perforated substance, the pear-shaped head of the caudate nucleus is confluent with the putamen of the lentiform nucleus.
  • It consists of a base, directly continuous with the base of the anterior horn, and a neck or slightly constricted portion, which is succeeded by an oval or fusiform area, termed the head, of which the apex approaches the posterolateral sulcus. IX. Neurology. 3. The Spinal Cord or Medulla Spinalis
  • The third muscle to consider is a superficial muscle that lies along the anterior side of the tibiotarsus.
  • The space between these anterior and posterior openings makes a large chamber, divided by a vertical wall into halves, each of which is still further separated into three irregular cavities by three bones, called spongy, from the porosity and delicacy of their texture. Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics
  • The pronator radii teres, no longer opposed by the supinator brevis, had rotated the anterior fragment into complete pronation and fixed it there, while the supinator brevis, acting on the upper end, had rotated that fragment in an opposite direction and held it fixed until bony union at the point of fracture had taken place. With Sabre and Scalpel. The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon
  • To examine expression levels, muscle samples were taken from three body positions (anterior, middle, and posterior) of red and white muscle of five parr and five smolt rainbow trout.
  • A rectal probe housing a linear array of five copper-constantan thermocouples was designed to measure colonic temperatures simultaneously at positions anterior to, within, and posterior to the region of the colon flanked by the countercurrent heat exchanger. ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science
  • Now, as for those in our church who contend for the ceremonies, many of them are led by such _argumenta inartificialia_, as wealth, preferment, &c., and if conscience be at all looked to by them, yet they only throw and extort an assent and allowance from it, when worldly respects have made them to propend and incline to an anterior liking of the ceremonies. The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)
  • It contains a double fold of pia mater, and its floor is formed by a transverse band of white substance, the anterior white commissure, which is perforated by bloodvessels on their way to or from the central part of the medulla spinalis. IX. Neurology. 3. The Spinal Cord or Medulla Spinalis
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