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Located opposite to or away from the mouth.

ab·o′ral·ly adv.
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(Zoology) zoology away from or opposite the mouth
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(æbˈɔr əl, -ˈoʊr-)

opposite to or away from the mouth.
ab•o′ral•ly, adv.
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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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The larval dorsal surface becomes the juvenile aboral surface, and the larval ventral surface becomes the oral surface.
Segun estos autores, la relacion entre la disposicion de pliegues de la mucosa y la tasa de transporte de alimento en el intestino medio sugiere que el patron longitudinal con numerosas anastomosis demora el progreso de la alimentacion en la direccion aboral, permitiendo un periodo mas largo de digestion y, en consecuencia, mejor utilizacion de nutrientes.
The most distinctive features are: (1) the relatively large forefacet (aboral ligament fossa) on radial plates, an inherent feature of diphuicrinids (Strimple and Moore 1971), with a diagnostically shallower forefacet relative to internal facetal areas (Burke 1976); and (2) the prominent sculpture on exteriors of basal (Fig.
distance from the gnathion after the aboral edge of the hard palate, CI--thickness of the incisor, IBW--width of the braincase, A--breadth of the upper ramus of the zygomatic process of the maxilla, and B--breadth of the zygomatic arch.
4a) had a complete skeleton with a pointed aboral end, the whole formation of the first pairs of skeletal rods, and a second pair is growing.
Intestinal obstruction refers to a situation when the intestinal contents cannot be forced further in aboral direction.
Peristaltic movements (oral contraction and aboral relaxation of intestinal smooth muscle) are facilitated by intrinsic primary afferent neurons (IPANs) activating ascending and descending interneurons, which then activate upstream excitatory and downstream inhibitory motor neurons, respectively.
All these species have a poor ornamentation of the platform and a wide pseudokeel or depressed keel at the aboral side of Pa elements.
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., 2006; SEN et al., 2009).
The reconstruction of the intestinal passage was performed in the terminolateral duodenojejunostomy 5 cm aboral of the flexura duodenojejunalis.
(1) Length of the cranium (profile length) from the most aboral point on the vertex of the cranium in the median plane to the median point of the line joining the most oral points of the praemaxillae A-P (Akrokranion--Prosthion).
Postmortem examination revealed aboral esophageal and proventricular impaction with 22 g of densely packed paper and thin plastic material.