adoral

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Etymology[edit]

From ad- +‎ oral

Adjective[edit]

adoral (not comparable)

  1. Located near the mouth.
    • 1977, Earl D. Hanson, The origin and early evolution of animals, Wesleyan.
      The feeding cavity should remain designated as a prostomial cavity, rather than the adoral, or buccal, cavity.
    • 1969, Zoologische Mededeelingen.
      I now prefer to consider it a specialized adoral seta, presupposed that the rutellum is also a specialized adoral seta. This means that paralabial and adoral are synonymous.

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