Definition of paraxial in English:


Line breaks: par|axial
Pronunciation: /pəˈraksɪəl


Anatomy & Zoology
  • Situated alongside, or on each side of, an axis, especially the central axis of the body.
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    • 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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