Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In anatomy, away from the mouth: the opposite of orad.

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  • adverb anatomy Away from the oral opening or mouth (compare with ventral)

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  • adverb away from the mouth or oral region

Etymologies

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ab- (“away from”) +‎ orad (“toward the mouth”), from Latin ōris ("mouth").

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