cephalocaudal

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

Medical Definition of cephalocaudal 

: 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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