Definition of axial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaksɪəl/


1Relating to or forming an axis: the main axial road
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  • Somites differentiate into particular axial structures depending on their position along the antero-posterior axis.
  • The major septa of most species almost reach to the corallite axis, leaving a variably wide axial space free.
  • Alternatively, changes in tilt or roll angles may change the direction of the helix axis, giving rise to axial flexibility.
1.1Around an axis: the axial rotation rate of the Earth
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  • This is likely to greatly reduce flapping and may completely prevent axial rotation of the Fab fragments.
  • This is also consistent with our result that the peptide no longer has axial rotation about the bilayer normal.
  • The angular momentum lost by the Earth's axial rotation appears in the lunar orbit, the total angular momentum being conserved.



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  • Shock absorption allows the spine to compress and rebound when the spine is axially loaded during such activities as jumping and running.
  • These areas extended axially over 9-11 target zones along each thin filament and laterally over 12-15 thin filaments.
  • The roots were sectioned longitudinally and axially in two parts and the sections were placed for 3 h in the dark at room temperature in 0.22 M rhodamine-phalloidin (Molecular Probes, Inc).

Words that rhyme with axial

biaxial, coaxial, triaxial

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