1. [TA] Relating to an axis. SYN: axialis [TA], axile. 2. Relating to or situated in the central part of the body, in the head and trunk as distinguished from the limbs, e.g., a. skeleton. 3. In dentistry, relating to or parallel with the long axis of a tooth. 4. In radiology, an a. image is one obtained by rotating around the axis of the body, producing a transverse planar image, i.e., a section transverse to the axis.

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ax·i·al 'ak-sē-əl adj
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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ax·i·al (akґse-əl) of or pertaining to the axis of a structure or part, as the long axis of a tooth.

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