axial

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axis +‎ -al

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axial (comparative more axial, superlative most axial)

  1. Relating to, resembling, or situated on an axis
    • 1965 November 6, G. Colombo, “Rotational Period of the Planet Mercury”, in Nature, volume 208, number 575, DOI:10.1038/208575a0:
      The axial asymmetry of Mercury's inertia ellipsoid may result in a torque that counterbalances the tidal torque
  2. (anatomy) Belonging to the axis of the body, or to the axis of any appendage or organ
    the axial skeleton
    the axial bones
  3. (botany) In the same direction as the axis, parallel to the axis.
    The secondary xylem usually consists of axial and radial elements.
  4. (chemistry) oriented close to the axis running through the centre of a cyclohexane ring, as opposed to equatorial. See w:Axial bond.

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axial (plural axials)

  1. (ornithology) A flight feather that appears between the primaries and secondaries on some birds.
  2. (dentistry) A plane parallel to the surface of a tooth.

French[edit]

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From axe +‎ -ial.

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axial (feminine singular axiale, masculine plural axiaux, feminine plural axiales)

  1. axial

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axial (strong nominative masculine singular axialer, not comparable)

  1. axial

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  • axial” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • axial” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Portuguese[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: a‧xi‧al
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

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axial m or f (plural axiais, comparable)

  1. axial (of or pertaining to an axis)

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Romanian[edit]

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From French axial

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axial m or n (feminine singular axială, masculine plural axiali, feminine and neuter plural axiale)

  1. axial

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axial (plural axiales)

  1. axial
    Synonym: axil

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