cephalad


cephalad
In a direction toward the head. SEE ALSO: cranial (1).

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ceph·a·lad 'sef-ə-.lad adv toward the head or anterior end of the body

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adj.
towards the head.

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ceph·a·lad (sefґə-lad) [cephal- + -ad] proceeding toward the head, as opposed to caudad. Called also caudocephalad and craniad.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Cephalad — Ceph a*lad, adv. [Gr. kefalh head + L. ad toward.] (Zo[ o]l.) Forwards; towards the head or anterior extremity of the body; opposed to {caudad}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cephalad — [sef′ə lad΄] adv. 〚 CEPHAL(O) + AD2〛 Anat. Zool. toward the head, or anterior part of the body: opposed to CAUDAD * * * ceph·a·lad (sĕfʹə lăd ) adv. Biology …   Universalium

  • cephalad — [sef′ə lad΄] adv. [ CEPHAL(O) + AD2] Anat. Zool. toward the head, or anterior part of the body: opposed to CAUDAD …   English World dictionary

  • cephalad — I. ˈsefəˌlad adverb Etymology: cephal + ad : toward the head or anterior end of the body opposed to caudad II. adjective : located cephalad * * * cephˈalad adjective (zoology and anatomy) Situated near, facing towards, or passing to …   Useful english dictionary

  • cephalad — adverb Date: 1887 toward the head or anterior end of the body …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cephalad — adv. [Gr. kephale, head; L. ad, toward] Toward the head or anterior end; rostrad; see caudad …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cephalad — adv. toward the head (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cephalad — ceph·a·lad …   English syllables

  • cephalad — adj. towards the head …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cephalad — /ˈsɛfəlæd/ (say sefuhlad) adverb Zoology, Anatomy towards the head (opposed to caudad). {cephal + Latin ad to} …   Australian English dictionary


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