Relating to both head and tail, i.e., to the long axis of the body. [cephalo- + L. cauda, tail]

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ceph·a·lo·cau·dal .sef-ə-lō-'kȯd-əl adj proceeding or occurring in the long axis of the body esp. in the direction from head to tail
ceph·a·lo·cau·dal·ly -əl-ē adv

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ceph·a·lo·cau·dal (sef″ə-lo-kawґdəl) [cephalo- + caudal] pertaining to the long axis of the body, in a direction from head to tail.

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