adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
situated before the body axis; pertaining to the radial side of the upper limb and the tibial side of the lower limb.

1870–75; pre- + -axial

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preaxial (priːˈæksɪəl)
1.  situated or occurring in front of the axis of the body
2.  of or relating to the anterior part of a vertebrate limb

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preaxial pre·ax·i·al (prē-āk'sē-əl)

  1. Situated in front of or superior to the median axis of the body or a body part.

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

pre·ax'i·al·ly adv.
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