cephalad

adverb

ceph·​a·​lad ˈse-fə-ˌlad How to pronounce cephalad (audio)
: toward the head or anterior end of the body

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cephalad was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Cephalad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cephalad. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cephalad

adverb
ceph·​a·​lad ˈsef-ə-ˌlad How to pronounce cephalad (audio)
: toward the head or anterior end of the body
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