axial

[ak-see-uh l]

adjective

of, pertaining to, characterized by, or forming an axis: an axial relationship.
situated in or on an axis.

Nearby words

  1. axelrod, julius,
  2. axeman,
  3. axenic,
  4. axes,
  5. axi-,
  6. axial angle,
  7. axial current,
  8. axial filament,
  9. axial hyperopia,
  10. axial muscle

Origin of axial

First recorded in 1840–50; axi- + -al1

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for subaxial

axial

adjective

relating to, forming, or characteristic of an axis
situated in, on, or along an axis
Derived Formsaxiality, nounaxially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for subaxial

axial

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for subaxial

subaxial

[sŭb-ăksē-əl]

adj.

Located below the axis of the body or a body part.

axial

[ăksē-əl]

adj.

Relating to or characterized by an axis; axile.
Relating to or situated in the head and trunk region of the body.
Relating to or parallel with the long axis of a tooth.

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