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Cephalad

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Cephalad (Zoöl) Forwards; towards the head or anterior extremity of the body; opposed to caudad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cephalad In anatomy, toward the head; forward in the long axis of the body; in the opposite direction from caudad. In man it is upward, and in most animals forward; but in any case it is used without reference to the posture of the body. Thus, the carotid arteries run cephalad from the chest; the cerebrum is situated cephalad of the cerebellum; the fundus of the bladder is cephalad with reference to its neck.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. kefalh` head + L. ad, toward

Usage

In literature:

It is of elongated, pyriform outline, with the pointed end extending cephalad.
"Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator" by Albert M. Reese
Dextro-cephalad: extends obliquely between dextrad and cephalad.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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In news:

Abstract We report on a patient who developed far-ranging metas-tases of adenocarcinoma of the colon that followed a gradual cephalad progression, including the right external ear canal, and led to hearing loss.
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