A term in anatomic nomenclature to designate a muscle or other structure which of all similar structures is nearest the front or ventral surface. Nomina Anatomica uses “anterior” in place of this term. [L. in the very front, fr. ante, before]

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an·ti·cus an-'tī-kəs adj ANTERIOR

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an·ti·cus (an-tiґkəs) [L.] anterior.

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