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1. Situated in back of, or in the back part of, a structure.
2. The fleshy part of the human body that that a person sits on.
3. At or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates.
4. In humans and other bipeds, towards the back surface of the body; also called, the dorsal.
5. In quadrupeds, a term sometimes used as a synonym for caudal.
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posterior (poh STIR ee uhr) (adjective)
1. Situated in the back or on the back part of an organ.
2. Etymology: "later," from Latin posterior, "after, later, behind"; comparative of posterus, "coming after, subsequent"; from post, "after"; poster, "back" or "toward the back" + -ior, "a reference to" or "pertaining to".

The pancreas is located posterior to (behind) the stomach and it is also used in reference to the dorsal surface of the body.

Posterior is the opposite of anterior.

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(Greek: backward; behind, at the back, after, posterior)
(Latin: ring, an iron ring for the feet; circle; (so called because of its form); usually the posterior opening of the alimentary canal through which undigested food is voided; the anus)
(Latin: after, behind, following; denoting relationship to the posterior or back part)
(Greek: rump, bottom; rear end; behind part; the posterior or back part of the body)
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chronic posterior laryngitis
A form of laryngitis involving principally the interarytenoid area; thought to be caused by regurgitation of gastric contents.
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craniopagus parasiticus, craniopagus posterior (also, epicomus, miodidymus, and miodymus)
Unequal, conjoined twins in which the smaller or incomplete twin is attached as a parasite to the occipital region (back part of the head) of the more nearly normal twin.
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herpes zoster; shingles, zoster, zona, acute posterior ganglionitis
1. An acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella-zoster virus in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of chickenpox.
2. A reactivation of the same Herpes virus that is responsible for chicken pox. This results in a painful blistery red rash that is confined to one side of the body.
3. Eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia or an acute viral disease caused by a herpesvirus (the same virus that causes chickenpox).

Characteristics include inflammation of spinal ganglia with pain and a vesicular eruption along the area of distribution of a sensory nerve.

It sometimes accompanies diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and lymphoma; and it may be triggered by trauma or injection of certain drugs.

In some cases, it appears without any apparent reason for activation.

It involves the sensory ganglia and their areas of innervation, characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area of the corresponding dermatome, and it is usually unilateral and confined to a single or adjacent dermatomes.

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posterior foramen (s), posterior foramina (pl) (nouns)
The opening in an insect's head that goes to the thoracic cavity (part of an insect’s body where its legs and wings are joined): "The entomologist was studying the various posterior foramina of insects to classify the differences between one species and the others."
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posterior nares
The opening between the nasal cavity and the nasopharynx.
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posterior ramus
One of the primary branches of a spinal nerve that supplies the muscles and skin of the back of the body.
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posteroclusion, posterior occlusion (s) (noun); posteroclusions, posterior occlusions (pl)
1. The most effective contact of the molar and bicuspid teeth of both jaws that allows for all the natural movements of the jaws which are essential to normal mastication and closure.
2. Malocclusion in which the mandibular arch is in a posterior (distal or remote) position in relation to the maxillary arch.
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The back or behind, as opposed to the anterior or front of the body.
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