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preaxial

[pree-ak-see-uh l] /priˈæk si əl/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology
1.
situated before the body axis; pertaining to the radial side of the upper limb and the tibial side of the lower limb.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; pre- + -axial
Related forms
preaxially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for preaxially

preaxial

/priːˈæksɪəl/
adjective (anatomy)
1.
situated or occurring in front of the axis of the body
2.
of or relating to the anterior part of a vertebrate limb
Derived Forms
preaxially, adverb
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preaxially in Medicine

preaxial pre·ax·i·al (prē-āk'sē-əl)
adj.

  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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