adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
pertaining to or situated behind the axis of the body, especially the posterior side of the axis of a limb.

1870–75; post- + axial

postaxially, adverb Unabridged
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postaxial (pəʊstˈæksɪəl)
1.  situated or occurring behind the axis of the body
2.  of or relating to the posterior part of a vertebrate limb

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postaxial post·ax·i·al (pōst-āk'sē-əl)

  1. Posterior to the axis of the body or to the axis of a limb in the anatomical position.

  2. Of or being the portion of a limb bud lying caudal to the axis of the limb.

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