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  1. At, near, or toward the mouth.
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Historical Examples

  • To the right of this adoral zone is a single line of preoral cilia.

    Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole

    Gary N. Calkins

  • The adoral zone is well developed upon the left edge of the peristome, from which it passes around anteriorly to the right edge.

  • The region surrounded by the adoral zone is frequently drawn out into an anterior process, occasionally bearing a pigment mass.

  • The adoral zone is fairly well developed, but not distinctly marked off from the remaining ventral surface.

  • In front the peristome bends sharply to the right and extends as far as the right end of the adoral zone.