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 dorsal spines of the cervical vertebr[ae], and helps to support the head. Called also {paxywaxy} and {packwax}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Paxywaxy — Pax y*wax y, n. (Anat.) See {Paxwax}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paxywaxy — paxy·waxy …   English syllables

  • paxywaxy — noun see paxwax …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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