Definition of paraxial in English:

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paraxial

Pronunciation: /pəˈraksɪəl/

adjective

Anatomy & Zoology
Situated alongside, or on each side of, an axis, especially the central axis of the body.
Example sentences
  • Myogenesis in the paraxial muscles (dorsal compartment) is dependent on contact with the neural tube and notochord, while limb and abdominal muscles (ventral compartment) are not.
  • Expression is maintained in dorsal paraxial regions where patterning is also intrinsic to the donor site of the graft.
  • Rather, their paraxial mesoderm had been transformed into neural epithelia.

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