- posterior (adj.)
- 1530s, "later," from Latin posterior "after, later, behind," comparative of posterus "coming after, subsequent," from post "after" (see post-). Meaning "situated behind" is from 1630s.
- posterior (n.)
- "buttocks," euphemistic, 1610s, from posterior (adj.). Earlier it meant "those who come after, posterity" (1530s). Compare Lithuanian pasturas "the last, the hindmost," from pas "at, by."
- 1. He plumped his large posterior into the lavatory pan.
- 2. He paused a moment to raise his posterior from the chair.
- 3. The posterior hypothalamus performs the function of defence against cold.
- 4. At the posterior end of the oesophagus is the crop.
- 5. This is usually followed by a posterior paresis.
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