[ awr-ad, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr æd, ˈoʊr- /

adverb Anatomy, Zoology.

toward the mouth or the oral region.

Origin of orad

1890–95; < Latin ōr- (stem of ōs) mouth + -ad3
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Medical definitions for orad

[ ôrăd′ ]


In a direction toward the mouth.
Situated nearer the mouth in relation to a specific reference point.
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