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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Situated along the central axis of an ovary having two or more locules: axile placentation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Situated in the axis of anything; as an embryo which lies in the axis of a seed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated in the axis of anything; as an embryo which lies in the axis of a seed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or belonging to an axis or the axis; axial.
  • Situated in an axis or the axis, as an embryo which lies in the axis of a seed.
  • In zoology, axial, with reference to ovarian organs or ova: opposed in this sense to peripheral.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or attached to the axis

Etymologies

ax(is) + -ile1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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