[ ek-tl ]
/ ˈɛk tl /

adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

external; outer; on the surface of.

Origin of ectal

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

Related forms

ec·tal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for ectal


[ ĕktəl ]


Of or situated on the outside; outer; external.

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