cephalocaudal

adjective

ceph·​a·​lo·​cau·​dal ˌsef-ə-lō-ˈkȯd-ᵊl How to pronounce cephalocaudal (audio)
: 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
cephalocaudally adverb

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“Cephalocaudal.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cephalocaudal. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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