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postaxial

[ pohst-ak-see-uhl ]
/ poʊstˈæk si əl /
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adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
pertaining to or situated behind the axis of the body, especially the posterior side of the axis of a limb.
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Origin of postaxial

First recorded in 1870–75; post- + axial

OTHER WORDS FROM postaxial

post·ax·i·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for postaxial

postaxial
/ (pəʊstˈæksɪəl) /

adjective anatomy
situated or occurring behind the axis of the body
of or relating to the posterior part of a vertebrate limb
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Medical definitions for postaxial

postaxial
[ pōst-ăksē-əl ]

adj.
Posterior to the axis of the body or to the axis of a limb in the anatomical position.
Of or being the portion of a limb bud lying caudal to the axis of the limb.
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