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preoral

[ pree-awr-uhl, -ohr- ]
/ priˈɔr əl, -ˈoʊr- /
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adjective Zoology.
situated in front of or before the mouth.
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Origin of preoral

First recorded in 1865–70; pre- + oral

OTHER WORDS FROM preoral

pre·o·ral·ly, adverb
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Medical definitions for preoral

preoral
[ prē-ôrəl ]

adj.
Situated or located in front of the mouth.
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