Hypaxial Hy*pax"i*al, a. [Hypo- + axial.] (Anat.) Beneath the axis of the skeleton; subvertebral; hyposkeletal. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hypaxial — Trunk muscles can be broadly divided into hypaxial muscle, which lie ventral to the transverse processes of the vertebrae and epaxial muscles, which lie dorsal to the transverse process of the vertebrae. Hypaxial muscles include some vertebral… …   Wikipedia

  • hypaxial — any structure morphologically ventral to the chordal axis; a muscle on the lower side of the body below the horizontal septum; a bone supporting the caudal fin below the urostyle …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hypaxial — adjective Situated beneath an axis …   Wiktionary

  • hypaxial — Below any axis, such as the spinal axis or the axis of a limb. See hypomere. [G. hypo, beneath, + axis] * * * hyp·ax·i·al ( )hip ak sē əl, ( )hīp adj situated beneath the axis of the spinal column * * * hyp·ax·i·al (hi pakґse əl) ventral to… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypaxial — hyp·axial …   English syllables

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  • Hypaxial muscles — are the lower pair of skeletal muscles divided by horizontal connective tissue called the septum. This muscle is striated and covers most of the fishes mass, and aids in locomotion …   Wikipedia

  • hypaxial muscles — the musculus longus capitis, musculus longus colli, the vertebral portion of the diaphragm, and the musculus sacrococcygeus anterior; called also subvertebral m s …   Medical dictionary

  • hypaxonal — hypaxial …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hyposom — hypaxial musculature …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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