preaxial

Definitions:

  • Situated in front of or superior to the median axis of the body or a body part.
  • Of, pertaining to, or situated upon that side of the axis of either fore or hind limb of a vertebrate which is anterior when the limb is extended at a right angle with the long axis of the body: the opposite of <internalXref urlencoded="postaxial">postaxial</internalXref>.
  • 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.
  • Located in front of an <xref>axis</xref>
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