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Ancient Greek ἐκτός (ektós, out of) +‎ -ad


ectad (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) outward
    • 1878, Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution Press, page 57:
      Insertion was ectad of the rectus almost to the midventral line.
    • 1886 November 5, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge[1], volume 24:
      This is the cephalic and ventral ramus of the common trunk; it is ectad of the carotid artery and the facial vein, entad of the submaxillary gland, and upon the ectal surface of the masseter muscle.
    • 1921, Wilfred H. Osgood, A monographic study of the American marsupial, Cænolestes[2], page 36:
      Its cranial border is thickened and somewhat curled around the anterior fifth of the ilium and distad lies in the groove between the gluteus medius and the iliacus, continuing ectad of the proximal end of the vastus externus the cranial border of the biceps femoris to which it has a short semitendinous attachment distad and ectad of its insertion on the great trochanter.


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