from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Situated in front of or superior to the median axis of the body or a body part.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Located in front of an axis
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Situated in front of any transverse axis in the body of an animal; anterior; cephalic; esp., in front, or on the anterior, or cephalic (that is, radial or tibial) side of the axis of a limb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or situated upon that side of the axis of either fore or hind limb of a vertebrate which is anterior when the limb is extended at a right angle with the long axis of the body: the opposite of postaxial.
pre- + axial (Wiktionary)