[ pree-ak-see-uhl ]
/ priˈæk si əl /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM preaxialpre·ax·i·al·ly, adverb
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The remaining elements take positions comparable to the diagonally placed preaxial radials in such a fin.A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas|Theodore H. Eaton
British Dictionary definitions for preaxial
/ (priːˈæksɪəl) /
situated or occurring in front of the axis of the body
of or relating to the anterior part of a vertebrate limb
Derived forms of preaxialpreaxially, adverb
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Medical definitions for preaxial
[ prē-ăk′sē-əl ]
Situated in front of or superior to the median axis of the body or a body part.
Of or being the portion of a limb bud lying cranial to the axis of the limb.
Other words from preaxialpre•ax′i•al•ly adv.
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