Anterior surface

[TA] the surface of a structure or part of the body that faces forward. TA recognizes an anterior surface (facies anterior …) of the following structures: heart (… cordis [TA]); cornea (… corneae [TA]); body of maxilla (… corporis maxillae [TA]); lens (… lentis [TA]); eyelids (… palpebrae [TA]); petrous part of temporal bone (… pars petrosi ossis temporalis [TA]); kidney (… renis [TA]); iris (… iridis [TA]); patella (… patellae [TA]); prostate (… prostatae [TA]); radius (… radii [TA]); suprarenal gland (… glandulae suprarenalis [TA]); ulna (… ulnae [TA]); and uterus (… uteri [TA]). SYN: facies anterior [TA].