ectal

[ek-tl]
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adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

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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ectal in Medicine

ectal

[ĕktəl]

adj.

Of or situated on the outside; outer; external.
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