from The Century Dictionary.
- In anatomy, of vertebrates: Situated upon or over the axis of the body formed by the series of bodies of vertebræ: 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Anat.) Above, or on the dorsal side of, the axis of the skeleton; episkeletal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective anatomy Located
aboveand behindan axis
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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).