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ectal

[ek-tl]
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adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. external; outer; on the surface of.

Origin of ectal

First recorded in 1880–85; ect- + -al1
Related formsec·tal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for ectal

Historical Examples

  • Palpi thick the ectal lobe small as compared with the principal or mesal one; united only at base.

    Journal of Entomology and Zoology, Vol. 11. No. 1.

    Various


ectal in Medicine

ectal

(ĕktəl)
adj.
  1. Of or situated on the outside; outer; external.
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