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anterior

Pronunciation: /ænˈtɪriər; ænˈtɪəriə(r)/

Translation of anterior in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (front, forward) [formal] anterior
    Example sentences
    • It is not contemplated that these prior, anterior selves and actions may be in fact constituted by, or be the effects of, the signs and codes that supposedly reflect them.
    • Since documentary is defined by the viewer's attribution of relevance to the anterior event, the deployment of the zoom and the viewer's reception of it is a very precarious situation.
    • In some anterior time, the burial mound had been desecrated, its jeweled contents taken away.
    1.2 [Botany/Botánica] [Zoology/Zoología] anterior
    Example sentences
    • The anterior cruciate ligament joins the back of the inside of the thighbone to the outside front of the shinbone.
    • Operative findings revealed a mass within the left broad ligament, predominantly anterior to the uterus and crossing the midline.
    • A second separate irregular sacculated pouch was located anterior to the first in the septum and anterior left ventricular wall.
    Example sentences
    • One anterior petal is missing as well as a posterior stamen.
    • Usually the lateral stamens emerge first, then the anterior stamen.
  • 2anterior to [formal] (as preposition/como preposición) (before) anterior a

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