aboral

adjective
ab·oral | \ (ˌ)a-ˈbȯr-əl \

Definition of aboral 

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

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Other words from aboral

aborally \-ə-lē \ adverb

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Gibbons prefer life high up off the ground and are crippled by the loss of an aboral home. National Geographic, "Ancient Royal Tomb Yields Strange New Ape Species," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of aboral

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aboral

ab- + oral entry 1

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aboral

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

Medical Definition of aboral 

: situated opposite to or away from the mouth

Other words from aboral

aborally \-ə-lē \ adverb

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