adjective Anatomy.
above or posterior to an axis.

1870–75; ep- + axial

epaxially, adverb
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epaxial ep·ax·i·al (ěp-āk'sē-əl)
Located above or behind an axis, such as the spinal axis or the axis of a limb.

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