Arad vs Orad - What's the difference?

arad | orad |

As a noun arad

is nomadic herder.

As an adjective orad is

located towards the oral opening (the mouth).

As an adverb orad is

towards the oral opening (the mouth).




(en noun)
  • Nomadic herder.
  • Anagrams

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    (en adjective)
  • (anatomy) Located towards the oral opening (the mouth).
  • * 1931 , William Arthur Parks, Collected Papers , Volume 3, page 86,
  • The sutures of four septa are exposed; the most orad of these can be traced with a fair degree of accuracy throughout almost its entire course.
  • * 2001 , Leonard R. Johnson, Gastrointestinal Physiology , page 63,
  • The frequency of segmenting contractions is higher in the descending and sigmoid colon than in more orad areas.
  • * 2006 , Sara J. Busch, Small Animal Surgical Nursing: Skills and Concepts , page 270,
  • The endoscope is advanced to its most orad (toward the mouth) limit and then slowly withdrawn so that the mucosa can be thoroughly examined.


    * (located toward the mouth) aboral

    Coordinate terms

    * (sense) caudad, ventral


  • (anatomy) Towards the oral opening (the mouth).
  • * 1998 , Tadataka Yamada, et al.'', ''Handbook of Gastroenterology , page 228,
  • The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn, which is described as substernal burning that moves orad from the xiphoid.
  • * 1999 , D. Michael Denbow, 12: Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology'', G. Causey Whittow (editor), ''Sturkie's Avian Physiology , page 307,
  • Beginning 8 to 10 sec prior to egestion, the pellet is moved orad by esophageal antiperistalsis.
  • * 2012 , Neeraj Sharma, Janice Freeman, 8: Esophageal Manometry'', Joel E. Richter, Donald O. Castell (editors), ''The Esophagus , page 179,
  • This is due to the UES moving completely off the sensor as it moves orad with the swallow.


    * (towards the mouth) aborad


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