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aboral

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adjective ab·oral \(ˌ)a-ˈbȯr-əl\

Definition of aboral

  1. :  situated opposite to or away from the mouth <a sea urchin's aboral surface>

ab·oral·lyplay \-ə-lē\ adverb


1857

First Known Use of aboral

1857


Medical Dictionary

aboral

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adjective ab·oral \(ˈ)a-ˈbōr-əl, -ˈbȯr-\

Medical Definition of aboral

  1. :  situated opposite to or away from the mouth

  2. ab·oral·ly \-ə-lē\play adverb




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