from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Situated toward or near the mouth.
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- adj. Located near the mouth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology, situated at or near the mouth; being relatively toward the mouth: the opposite of aboral.
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The adoral zone consists of powerful membranelles arranged in a continuous curve from the mouth to the extreme right frontal margin.
The adoral zone and peristome agree with the details given in the family characteristics.
Membranelles very large and Genus _Actinotricha_ powerful; adoral zone not continued to mouth; 5 anal cirri
The peristome is well-marked by the adoral zone, and upon its right border there is a row of cilia, and a similar row of cilia runs along the base of the oral membranelle.
Thecate forms; the body is Family _Tintinnidæ_ attached by a stalk to the cup; within the adoral zone is a ring of cilia.
The lines of cilia converge at the mouth, and at this region the cilia are somewhat larger and more distinct, thus forming a functional adoral zone.
The region surrounded by the adoral zone is frequently drawn out into an anterior process, occasionally bearing a pigment mass.
The motile organs consist of an adoral zone of membranelles, which stretch along the left edge of the peristome and the front edge of the body.
A ring of long cirri surround the anterior end and pass into the peristome, and from the left edge of this line of cirri a large adoral zone continues down to the mouth.
With cilia in region of adoral Order _Peritrichida_ zone, and about mouth only