preaxial

adjective pre·ax·i·al \ (ˌ)prē-ˈak-sē-əl \

Definition of preaxial

: situated in front of an axis of the body

First Known Use of preaxial

1872

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preaxial

adjective pre·ax·i·al \ ˌprē-ˈak-sē-əl \

medical Definition of preaxial

: situated in front of an axis of the body
  • preaxial muscles

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