Definition of Cephalad

1. adv. Forwards; towards the head or anterior extremity of the body; opposed to caudad.

Definition of Cephalad

1. Adverb. (anatomy) Towards the head (or anterior extremity) ¹

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Definition of Cephalad

1. toward the head [adv]

Medical Definition of Cephalad

1. In a direction toward the head. See: cranial. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cephalad

century plants
centzontle
centzontles
cenuris
cenurosis
cenzontli
ceorl
ceorlish
ceorls
cep
cepe
cepes
cephacetrile
cephaeline
cephal-
cephalad (current term)
cephalaemia
cephalagia
cephalalgia
cephalalgias
cephalalgic
cephalalgics
cephalanthium
cephalaspid
cephalaspidomorph
cephalaspidomorphs
cephalate
cephalea
cephalea agitata
cephalexin

Literary usage of Cephalad

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1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1893)
"... tubercles on each side of the third and fourth segments, three in a row extending ventro cephalad and the fourth caudad of the last one in the row. ..."

2. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1890)
"The cephalad branch divides into two branches four and one-half millimetres from the ganglion, both continuing their course cephalad. ..."

3. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1898)
"Odoriferous orifices situate just cephalad of lateral border of post-coxae, ... Segment 2 of venter with a mesal spine or tubercle pointed cephalad. ..."

4. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1898)
"consequently is invisible in the cephalad aspect of the specimen. ... Teeth of the anal tube straight, directed almost horizontally cephalad, and, ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1892)
"(a), lying cephalad to the ascending ramus of the second temporal sulcus and a ... Bounded dorso-cephalad by the parieto-occipital sulcus, ventrad by the ..."

6. Bulletin of the Scientific Laboratories of Denison University by Denison University, Denison Scientific Association (1888)
"About the sides of the third ventricle, cephalad is a large, dense nucleus of small cells, the anterior tuber nucleus, and in front of this on either side, ..."

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