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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.

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Anatomical landmarks, front view

References

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

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