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adjective as in rear

adjective as in subsequent

noun as in rump

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A Bayesian regression – with a HFA prior of 2 points – gives a posterior distribution for HFA fairly tightly centered around 0.

The first one on that list will strengthen your core while specifically targeting your glutes, and the other two will help your underactive posterior muscles, she explains.

He mistakenly called them fungi, but scientists later identified the bright cloud of DNA in the embryo’s posterior pole as bacteria and named them Blochmannia after their discoverer.

Normally, ant eggs have a single zone at their posterior pole that expresses germline genes.

One system would tell toilet users apart from looking at photos of an individual’s posterior.

The posterior metaphor clicked, and she began rapping about being “no size 2.”

My friend cannot come to our house and sit his oft-photographed posterior on our sagging cushions.

I generally remember school physical education, PE,  as a being a pain in the posterior.

As one story goes, Bianca Jagger, impressed, once made a plaster cast of Mara's posterior.

Its anterior portion is slender and thread-like, while the posterior portion is thicker (Fig. 112).

The upper wings are white, with a posterior broad black subtriangular border, having two or three white spots at the apex.

These Cupids must have been erected in the time of the Dutch dynasty, as I judge from the immense posterior developments.

In Marmota the baculum is greatly enlarged at the posterior end and forms a shieldlike surface.

Position of the supraorbital notch in relation to the posterior notch of the zygomatic plate.


On this page you'll find 79 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to posterior, such as: back, behind, hind, last, after, and dorsal.

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