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aboral

 [ab-or´al]
opposite to, or remote from, the mouth.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ab·o·rad

, aboral (ab-ō'rad, -răl),
In a direction away from the mouth; opposite of orad.
[L. ab, from, + os (or-), mouth]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

aboral

(ă-bôr′əl)
adj.
Located opposite to or away from the mouth.

ab·o′ral·ly adv.
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ab·o·rad

, aboral (ab-ōr'ad, -ăl)
In a direction away from the mouth; opposite of orad.
[L. ab, from, + os (or-), mouth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

aboral

away from or opposite the mouth in those groups of animals that have no clear-cut DORSAL or VENTRAL surfaces.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ab·o·rad

, aboral (ab-ōr'ad, -ăl)
In a direction away from the mouth; opposite of orad.
[L. ab, from, + os (or-), mouth]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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venosa, in which juveniles maintain ciliary bands on the aboral surface of the disk (Fourgon et al., 2005).
(11) Length of the cranium (upper neurocranium length) from the most aboral point on the vertex of the cranium in the median plane to the median point of the line joining the aboral borders of the supraorbital foramina A-Sp (Akrokranion Supraorbitale).
This revealed the origin of rhythmic spikes to be in aboral end of the bulb.
In this study, fresh specimens were brownish or muddy colour on aboral surface and white colour on oral surface with brownish pigments.
Esqueleto abactinal (aboral) reticulado, poco calcificaos.
This toxin propels motility more in aboral direction [11] and hence frequency of stools in 24 hours was higher in rotavirus group of children (8) compared to non-rotavirus group (5).
Characterised as a medium-sized trichodinid with disc-shaped body; convex adoral surface with ciliature of 307.0[degrees] [+ or -] 12.6 (292-325, 11); aboral side with slightly concave adhesive disc; centre of adhesive disc did not show granules in silver-impregnated specimens.
A weak fluorescent signal is detected at the aboral end of the cell body localizing to the ciliary wreath.
Each segment was cannulated at the oral and aboral end and secured vertically in a jacketed organ bath containing Krebs-Henseleit solution maintained at 37[degrees]C and oxygenate dwith 95% [O.sub.2] and 5% C[O.sub.2].