passing toward a zone or region.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Passing from without toward and into any region, as in mapping out an area of disturbed sensation, when the stimulus begins in a normal area and is carried into the affected region.
[L. zona, zone, + peto, to seek]
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