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ectal

[ ek-tl ]
/ ˈɛk tl /
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adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

external; outer; on the surface of.

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Origin of ectal

First recorded in 1880–85; ect- + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM ectal

ec·tal·ly, adverb
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Medical definitions for ectal

ectal
[ ĕktəl ]

adj.

Of or situated on the outside; outer; external.
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