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axialadjective

uk   us   /ˈæk.si.əl/ specialized
  • axial adjective (of line)

mathematics relating to or around a ​real or ​imaginarystraightline going through the ​centre of an ​object that is ​spinning, or a ​line that ​divides a ​symmetricalshape into two ​equalhalves
  • axial adjective (in the body)

anatomy relating to an ​imaginaryline through the ​centre of the ​body anatomy relating to the axis (= the second of the ​smallbones in the ​neck that ​form the ​spine and ​support the ​skull)
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