Definition of paroral in English:

paroral

adjective

Zoology
  • Situated beside the mouth; specifically designating or relating to certain cilia near the mouth region in some ciliate protozoans.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Saville-Kent (1845–1908), marine biologist. From para- + oral.

Pronunciation

paroral

/pəˈrɔːr(ə)l//pəˈrɔːrəl/