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English definition of “axis”

axis

noun [C] (BONE)    /ˈæk.sɪs/ (plural axes   /ˈæk.siːz/   )
specialized anatomy, medical the second of the small bones in the neck that form the spine and support the skull Bone structures → See also atlas
(Definition of axis noun (BONE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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