Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal; -- opposed to actinal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, remote from the actinal or oral area; hence, devoid of rays; aboral.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of radiate animals) located on the surface or end opposite to that on which the mouth is situated

Etymologies

ab- +‎ actinal (Wiktionary)

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  • Do I detect a note of condescension? I thought it was quite ingenious, myself.

    Rhyming abactinal is tricky but the bigger challenge is finding a way to work it into a conversation.

    November 25, 2014

  • Nice try :-)

    November 25, 2014

  • A starfish's top, called abactinal,
    Is pretty but also transactional.
    Face down it takes supper
    So what twinkles upper
    Is stuff not of stars but cloaca-full.

    November 25, 2014