axial

adjective ax·i·al \ ˈak-sē-əl \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of axial

1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an axis
2 a : situated around, in the direction of, on, or along an axis
b : extending in a direction essentially perpendicular to the plane of a cyclic structure (as of cyclohexane)
  • axial hydrogens
— compare equatorial

axiality

play \ˌak-sē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun

axially

play \ˈak-sē-ə-lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of axial

circa 1847

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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axial

adjective ax·i·al \ ˈak-sē-əl \

medical Definition of axial

1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an axis
2 a : situated around, in the direction of, on, or along an axis
b : extending in a direction essentially perpendicular to the plane of a cyclic structure (as of cyclohexane)
  • axial hydrogens
— compare equatorial

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