Definitions

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  • adj. Located above and behind an axis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Above, or on the dorsal side of, the axis of the skeleton; episkeletal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, of vertebrates: Situated upon or over the axis of the body formed by the series of bodies of vertebr√¶: opposed to hypaxial: thus equivalent to neural as distinguished from hemal, or to dorsal as distinguished from ventral.
  • Situated upon the back or dorsal aspect of a limb: thus, the elbow is epaxial.
  • Also epaxal, epiaxial.

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  • The former included assessment of tongue and temporal muscles, epaxial muscles, a selection of appendicular muscles (including flexors and extensors at various depths) in both pelvic and thoracic limbs using digital electrodiagnostic equipment (Medelec Synergy, Oxford Instruments).

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