[ab-awr-uh l, -ohr-]
- opposite to or away from the mouth.
Origin of aboral
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Examples from the Web for aboral
The vertical main axis of the latter is also that of the nucleus, which usually lies somewhat nearer to the aboral pole.
Ventral horn of the aboral hinge very large, pyramidal, one-third as long as the shell and three times as long as the dorsal.
The pedal pores (on the base of the aboral feet) are usually larger than the dental pores (on the base of the circoral teeth).
Besides, a more solid junction is often effected on the posterior or aboral part of the margins, which we shall call the hinge.
The pores are separated by high parallel crests and arranged in longitudinal rows, which converge towards the aboral hinge.
- zoology away from or opposite the mouth
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