any structure morphologically dorsal to the horizontal plane of the notochord or vertebral column; body muscles above the horizontal septum

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Epaxial — Ep*ax i*al, a. [Pref. ep + axial.] (Anat.) Above, or on the dorsal side of, the axis of the skeleton; episkeletal. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epaxial — epaxially, adv. /ep ak see euhl/, adj. Anat. above or posterior to an axis. [1870 75; EP + AXIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • epaxial — adjective Located above and behind an axis …   Wiktionary

  • epaxial — Above or behind any axis, such as the spinal axis or the axis of a limb. [G. epi, upon, + L. axis, axis] * * * ep·ax·i·al ( )ep ak sē əl also ep·ax·on·ic .ep .ak sän ik adj located above or on the dorsal side of an axis * * * ep·ax·i·al (əp… …   Medical dictionary

  • epaxial — adj. above or behind an axis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • epaxial — [ɛ paksɪəl] adjective Anatomy & Zoology situated on the dorsal side of an axis …   English new terms dictionary

  • epaxial — ep·ax·i·al …   English syllables

  • epaxial — /ɛpˈæksiəl/ (say ep akseeuhl) adjective Anatomy above or posterior to an axis. {ep + axial} –epaxially, adverb …  

  • epaxial — …   Useful english dictionary

  • episom — epaxial …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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