In a direction from the tail toward the head.

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cau·do·ceph·a·lad (kaw″do-sefґə-ləd) [cauda + cephalad] 1. proceeding in a direction from the tail toward the head. 2. cephalad. 3. in both a caudal and a cephalic direction.

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  • caudocephalad — adv. [L. cauda, tail; Gr. kephale, head] Directed toward the head from the caudal region …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cephalad — In a direction toward the head. SEE ALSO: cranial (1). * * * ceph·a·lad sef ə .lad adv toward the head or anterior end of the body * * * adj. towards the head. * * * ceph·a·lad (sefґə lad) [cephal + ad] proceeding toward the head, as opposed …   Medical dictionary

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