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Located opposite to or away from the mouth.

ab·o′ral·ly adv.


(Zoology) zoology away from or opposite the mouth


(æbˈɔr əl, -ˈoʊr-)

opposite to or away from the mouth.
ab•o′ral•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aboral - opposite to or away from the mouthaboral - opposite to or away from the mouth; "the aboral surface of a starfish"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
oral - of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located; "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"
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All these species have a poor ornamentation of the platform and a wide pseudokeel or depressed keel at the aboral side of Pa elements.
The radiolar ocelli are derived from epithelial cells in the outer aboral corners of the radioles (Fig.
In addition, the intake of OES with high osmolarity can slow the abomasal emptying and compromise the aboral transit of the digesta (NOURI & CONSTABLE, 2006; SEN et al.
Postmortem examination revealed aboral esophageal and proventricular impaction with 22 g of densely packed paper and thin plastic material.
Intestinal obstruction refers to a situation when the intestinal contents cannot be forced further in aboral direction.
By focusing on initiation of harvesting at 10% and termination at the first signs of "melt" (wide-spread) release of gametes from goniducts on the aboral surface), the windows would retain (conserve) a residual population of small urchins for further growth and large urchins for breeding stock.
En el borde mesenterico de una de las asas adheridas se encuentra una perforacion intestinal con fibrina y en otra porcion de yeyuno mas aboral, se halla contenido alimenticio adherido al borde antimesenterico (Figuras 4 y 5).
Patrones de participacion en el mercado aboral de los trabajadores del Gran Buenos Aires.
The oral and aboral filament surfaces are rounded, and the filaments are widest and most strongly curved at their junction with the base.
Intestinal microflora stimulates myoelectric activity of rat small intestine by promoting cyclic initiation and aboral propagation of migrating myoelectric complex.
En el caso de los caninos, los machos adultos presentan piezas fuertes, de base ancha y con una ligera curvatura aboral, relacionados a conductas sexuales para la adquisicion de las parejas.
2001), the arrangement of mucosal folds and the speed of food transport within the intestine, slow the food advance in aboral direction, which allow longer digestive period and consequently better utilization of the nutrients.