Anterior ( adjective , noun )

(As an adjective)

Anterior ( adjective )

  1. Located in front of; preceding in space or time.
  2. In human anatomy, situated in front of or towards the front of the body.

Origin:

From latin ante ("before") + -ior (comparative suffix).

Examples:

  1. The anterior portion of the brain is responsible for higher functions such as decision-making and memory.
  2. The anterior teeth are located in the front of the mouth.
  3. The anterior chamber of the eye is the space in front of the iris and the lens.
  4. An anterior approach to a surgical procedure would involve accessing the area from the front.
  5. An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a common knee injury among athletes.

(As a noun)

Anterior ( noun )

  1. Located in front of; preceding in space or time.
  2. In human anatomy, situated in front of or towards the front of the body.

Origin:

From latin ante ("before") + -ior (comparative suffix).

Examples:

  1. The anterior portion of the brain is responsible for higher functions such as decision-making and memory.
  2. The anterior teeth are located in the front of the mouth.
  3. The anterior chamber of the eye is the space in front of the iris and the lens.
  4. An anterior approach to a surgical procedure would involve accessing the area from the front.
  5. An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a common knee injury among athletes.
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