Definition of epaxial in English:

epaxial

Line breaks: ep|axial
Pronunciation: /ɛˈpaksɪəl
 
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adjective

Anatomy & Zoology
  • Situated on the dorsal side of an axis: epaxial muscles
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    • If a salamander is to swim straight, the action of these muscle fibers must be balanced by muscle fibers dorsal to the vertebral centra, presumably in the epaxial musculature.
    • All of this head motion must be executed by epaxial musculature if the pectoral girdle is reduced or lost, which requires a strong anchor and lever for force transmission.
    • To the best of my knowledge, this tendon insertional pattern represents a unique morphological construct for cetaceans, mammals that lack connections between epaxial muscles and pelves.

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