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cephalocaudal

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adjective ceph·a·lo·cau·dal \ˌsef-ə-lō-ˈkȯd-əl\

Medical Definition of cephalocaudal

  1. :  proceeding or occurring in the long axis of the body especially in the direction from head to tail <cephalocaudal development> <The fat loss occurs during childhood or adolescence, affecting the face, neck, arms, thorax, and upper abdomen in a cephalocaudal fashion.—Abhimanyu Garg, The New England Journal of Medicine, 18 Mar. 2004>

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