aboral

adjective
ab·​oral | \ (ˌ)a-ˈbȯr-əl How to pronounce aboral (audio) \

Definition of aboral

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

Other Words from aboral

aborally \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce aborally (audio) \ adverb

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- How to pronounce aboral (audio) \

Medical Definition of aboral

: situated opposite to or away from the mouth

Other Words from aboral

aborally \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce aborally (audio) \ adverb

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