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[ak-see-uh l]
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  1. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or forming an axis: an axial relationship.
  2. situated in or on an axis.

Origin of axial

First recorded in 1840–50; axi- + -al1
Related formsax·i·al·i·ty, nounax·i·al·ly, adverbin·ter·ax·i·al, adjectivemul·ti·ax·i·al, adjectivemul·ti·ax·i·al·ly, adverbsub·ax·i·al, adjectivesub·ax·i·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for interaxial


  1. relating to, forming, or characteristic of an axis
  2. situated in, on, or along an axis
Derived Formsaxiality, nounaxially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for interaxial



"pertaining to an axis," by 1825, from axis + -al (1). Related: Axially.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

interaxial in Medicine


([object Object])
  1. Relating to or characterized by an axis; axile.
  2. Relating to or situated in the head and trunk region of the body.
  3. Relating to or parallel with the long axis of a tooth.
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