Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A preanal process; specifically, in herpetology, a preanal scale, one of those immediately in front of the anus.
  • Placed in front of the anus: as, the preanal pores of a lizard.

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  • adjective situated in front of the anus, anterior to the anus

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  • adjective situated in front of the anus

Etymologies

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From pre- and anal.

Examples

  • Colour, grey; sides with small granules; thumb short; chin-shields four; tail rounded with transverse series of small spines; femoral and preanal pores in a continuous line.

    Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

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