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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pre-ak'se-al


  1. Anterior to the axis of the body or a limb, the latter being in the anatomic position.
  2. Denoting the portion of a limb bud that lies cranial to the axis of the limb: the radial aspect of the upper limb and the tibial aspect of the lower limb.
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