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ectal

[ek-tl] /ˈɛk tl/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology.
1.
external; outer; on the surface of.
Origin of ectal
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; ect- + -al1
Related forms
ectally, adverb
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ectal ec·tal (ěk'təl)
adj.
Of or situated on the outside; outer; external.

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