preaxial

preaxial
1. Anterior to the axis of the body or a limb, the latter being in the anatomical position. 2. Denoting the portion of a limb bud that lies cranial to the axis of the limb : the radial aspect of the upper limb and the tibial aspect of the lower limb.

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pre·ax·i·al .prē-'ak-sē-əl adj situated in front of an axis of the body <\preaxial muscles>

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pre·ax·i·al (pre-akґse-əl) anterior to an axis; in anatomical usage, this refers to the lateral (radial) aspect of the upper limb, and the medial (tibial) aspect of the lower limb.

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  • Preaxial — Pre*ax i*al, a. (Anat.) Situated in front of any transverse axis in the body of an animal; anterior; cephalic; esp., in front, or on the anterior, or cephalic (that is, radial or tibial) side of the axis of a limb. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preaxial — [prē ak′sē əl] adj. Anat. situated in front of the axis of the body or a limb; esp., of the radial side of the arm or the tibial side of the leg …   English World dictionary

  • preaxial — adjective Date: 1872 situated in front of an axis of the body …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preaxial — adj. [L. prae, before; axis, axle] On the anterior border or before the axis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • preaxial — preaxially, adv. /pree ak see euhl/, adj. Anat., Zool. situated before the body axis; pertaining to the radial side of the upper limb and the tibial side of the lower limb. [1870 75; PRE + AXIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • preaxial — adjective Located in front of an axis …   Wiktionary

  • preaxial — adj. before the axis of a body (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preaxial — pre·axial …   English syllables

  • preaxial — pre•ax•i•al [[t]priˈæk si əl[/t]] adj. anat. zool. situated in front of an axis of the body …   From formal English to slang

  • preaxial — /priˈæksiəl/ (say pree akseeuhl) adjective situated before the body axis; relating to the radial side of the upper limb and the tibial side of the lower limb …   Australian-English dictionary

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