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Anterior

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Anterior means "in front of" or "the front surface of."

It usually refers to the front side of the body. For example, your knee caps are on the anterior part of your body.

References

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Anterior. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anterior. Accessed October 25, 2018.

  • Anatomical landmarks adult - front

    Anatomical landmarks adult - front - illustration

    There are three body views (front, back, and side) that can help you to identify a specific body area. The labels show areas of the body which are identified either by anatomical or by common names. For example, the back of the knee is called the “popliteal fossa,” while the “flank” is an area on the side of the body.

    Anatomical landmarks adult - front

    illustration

    • Anatomical landmarks adult - front

      Anatomical landmarks adult - front - illustration

      There are three body views (front, back, and side) that can help you to identify a specific body area. The labels show areas of the body which are identified either by anatomical or by common names. For example, the back of the knee is called the “popliteal fossa,” while the “flank” is an area on the side of the body.

      Anatomical landmarks adult - front

      illustration

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