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English definition of “axial”

axial

adjective uk   /ˈæk.si.əl/ us    // specialized

axial adjective (of line)

mathematics relating to or around a real or imaginary straight line going through the centre of an object that is spinning, or a line that divides a symmetrical shape into two equal halves

axial adjective (in the body)

anatomy relating to an imaginary line through the centre of the body anatomy relating to the axis (= the second of the small bones in the neck that form the spine and support the skull)
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