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a combining form meaning “axis”: axial; axilemma.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of axi-
Combining form representing Latin axis axle, wheel; cognate with Greek áxōn,Sanskrit ákṣas,Lithuanian ašìs, OCS osĭ,Old English eax
Words nearby axi-
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Example sentences from the Web for axi-
Stylus maximus, petaloideus, trilobus, lobo medio longiore axi incrassata desinente in stigma obtusum simplex!Expedition into Central Australia|Charles Sturt
Medical definitions for axi-
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