[ ek-tl ]
/ ˈɛk tl /
adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
external; outer; on the surface of.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Related formsec·tal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for ectal
Palpi thick the ectal lobe small as compared with the principal or mesal one; united only at base.
Medicine definitions for ectal
[ ĕk′təl ]
Of or situated on the outside; outer; external.
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