preoral


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Related to preoral: preoral gut

pre·o·ral

 (prē-ôr′əl)
adj.
Situated in front of the mouth.

preoral

(priːˈɔːrəl)
adj
(Zoology) situated in front of the mouth
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Diagnosis: A moderate-sized species of Etmopterus with the following set of characteristics: preoral snout short, 8.
The preoral cavity of lower Hymenoptera (Insecta): comparative anatomy and phylogenetic significance.
A scorpion exuvium may include the booklung lamellae, preoral tube, and other internal features and there may be little distortion of delicate hairs, bristles, and setae (Gaban & Farley 2002).