postaxial

adjective
post·​ax·​i·​al | \ ˌpōst-ˈak-sē-əl How to pronounce postaxial (audio) \

Definition of postaxial

: of or relating to the ulnar side of the vertebrate forelimb or the fibular side of the hind limb also : of or relating to the side of an animal or side of one of its limbs that is posterior to the axis of its body or limbs

First Known Use of postaxial

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Postaxial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postaxial. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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postaxial

adjective
post·​ax·​i·​al | \ -ˈak-sē-əl How to pronounce postaxial (audio) \

Medical Definition of postaxial

: of or relating to the ulnar side of the vertebrate forelimb or the fibular side of the hind limb also : of or relating to the side of an animal or side of one of its limbs that is posterior to the axis of its body or limbs

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