packwax
Paxwax Pax"wax`, n. [For faxvax, fr. AS. fea? hair (akin to OHG. fahs) + weaxan to grow. See {Wax} to grow, and cf. {Faxed}, {Pectinate}.] (Anat.) The strong ligament of the back of the neck in quadrupeds. It connects the back of the skull with dorsal spines of the cervical vertebr[ae], and helps to support the head. Called also {paxywaxy} and {packwax}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Packwax — Pack wax (p[a^]k w[a^]ks ), n. (Anat.) Same as {Paxwax}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • packwax — variant of paxwax * * * packwax see paxwax …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paxwax — Pax wax , n. [For faxvax, fr. AS. fea? hair (akin to OHG. fahs) + weaxan to grow. See {Wax} to grow, and cf. {Faxed}, {Pectinate}.] (Anat.) The strong ligament of the back of the neck in quadrupeds. It connects the back of the skull with dorsal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paxywaxy — Paxwax Pax wax , n. [For faxvax, fr. AS. fea? hair (akin to OHG. fahs) + weaxan to grow. See {Wax} to grow, and cf. {Faxed}, {Pectinate}.] (Anat.) The strong ligament of the back of the neck in quadrupeds. It connects the back of the skull with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wax — 1. noun /wæks/ a) Beeswax. ‘Thats him to a T,’ she would murmur; or, ‘Just wait till he reads this’; or, ‘Ah, wont that put him in a wax!’ b) Earwax. Syn: beeswax, cerumen, earwax, polish …   Wiktionary

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