Definition of axial in English:


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  • 1Of, forming, or relating to an axis.

    ‘the main axial road’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The pygidium is complete and has a short axis that has a well-defined axial ring.’
    • ‘The jury box is placed on the side, purposely divorced from the axial relationship of judge, counsel, and public.’
    • ‘Eurasia is the globe's largest continent and is geopolitically axial.’
    • ‘In other words keep railways where they belong: on axial routes in large, densely-populated cities.’
    • ‘Smc3, a component of cohesin, was previously found to be on axial elements that form the SC.’
    • ‘They are enclosed within typical porphyritic granite, which has a gently dipping compositional layering that is parallel to the axial planes of the eye structures.’
    • ‘These folds are usually complicated by parasitic folds and arc characterized by north-dipping axial planes and near-horizontal hinge lines.’
    • ‘Given the terrestrial intermediates in the evolution of cetaceans, this is a remarkable case of convergence in axial systems.’
    • ‘Members of this group are also unusual among bacteria for the arrangement of axial filaments, which are otherwise similar to bacterial flagella.’
    • ‘Although the annulus contains the highpressure nucleus, it is able to withstand some axial compression directly itself.’
    • ‘The taeniae coli are three longitudinal, or axial, strips of muscles distributed around the circumference of the colon.’
    • ‘Thus, we were able to identify the bud scars in four of the suppressors, and they all showed the normal axial distribution in haploid cells.’
    • ‘The vertebrate axial skeleton is much more than a series of vertebrae coupled with the connecting intervertebral disc tissues.’
    • ‘The protoconch is paucispiral or multispiral, and is smooth except for a few axial riblets near the junction with the teleoconch.’
    • ‘An axial planting of coral trees, for instance, was employed not to obscure, but to project and accentuate the building's profile.’
    • ‘However, the primary axis of cnidarians lacks the degree of axial differentiation found in vertebrates or insects.’
    • ‘However, it has been demonstrated that the rate of ontogenetic loss of axial nodes relative to size was higher in N. geniculatus.’
    1. 1.1Around an axis.
      ‘the axial rotation rate of the Earth’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The unit controls balloon axial movement and rotation with respect to the laser beam.’
      • ‘He thought the key to the event had been the arrival of Venus by axial rotation to the opposition of Saturn.’
      • ‘He believed that the apparent rotation of the heavens was due to the axial rotation of the Earth.’
      • ‘Again a concave action is required, but it is coupled with an axial rotation of the spine.’
      • ‘In a preferred embodiment, the axis of axial pivoting is the axis of pronation of a foot while running in the shoe.’



/ˈaksēəl/ /ˈæksiəl/