from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Biology Toward the head or anterior section.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Towards the head (or anterior extremity)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Forwards; towards the head or anterior extremity of the body; opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy, toward the head; forward in the long axis of the body; in the opposite direction from caudad.
Hope you enjoyed all that yummy slow food, and your own home-made jam! misc. tidbit of the day: while searching for 'cephalad' I came across this.
Figure 4H is seventy-nine sections posterior to the last, and passes through the foregut, _ent_, just cephalad to the anterior intestinal portal and caudad to the heart.
The blind end of the large intestine, cephalad to the opening of the small intestine, projects forward, dorsal to the gizzard, as a sort of caecum, _ce_, though this structure is generally stated to be wanting in the crocodilia, and is not seen in the next stage.
Figure 3A is a transverse section through this embryo near the anterior end of the enteron, _ent_, which cavity, cephalad to this region, is bluntly pointed.
The pylorus, _py_, is wide and, as has been noted in connection with figure 7, is situated far cephalad to the caudal end of the stomach.
It extends caudad and dorsal about the same distance as the latter organ, but it extends ventrad and cephalad far beyond the boundaries of the stomach.
Lying to one side of the stomach and duodenum, and extending cephalad beyond the end of the lung rudiment is the liver, _li_, whose outline is only roughly shown here by the broken line.
It is of elongated, pyriform outline, with the pointed end extending cephalad.
Followed cephalad, towards the posterior intestinal portal, it gradually diminishes in caliber, as did the foregut on approaching the anterior intestinal portal.
The allantois, _al_, extends cephalad for some distance from the floor of the cloaca.