[ pree-awr-uh l, -ohr- ]
/ priˈɔr əl, -ˈoʊr- /

adjective Zoology.

situated in front of or before the mouth.

Origin of preoral

First recorded in 1865–70; pre- + oral

Related forms

pre·o·ral·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for preoral


[ prē-ôrəl ]


Situated or located in front of the mouth.
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