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preaxial

[ pree-ak-see-uhl ]

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.


preaxial

/ priːˈæksɪəl /

adjective

  1. situated or occurring in front of the axis of the body
  2. of or relating to the anterior part of a vertebrate limb


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Derived Forms

  • preˈaxially, adverb

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Other Words From

  • pre·axi·al·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of preaxial1

1870–75; pre- + axial ( def )

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Example Sentences

The remaining elements take positions comparable to the diagonally placed preaxial radials in such a fin.

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