preaxial


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pre·ax·i·al

 (prē-ăk′sē-əl)
adj.
Situated in front of or superior to the median axis of the body or a body part.

pre·ax′i·al·ly adv.

preaxial

(priːˈæksɪəl)
adj
1. (Anatomy) situated or occurring in front of the axis of the body
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the anterior part of a vertebrate limb
preˈaxially adv

pre•ax•i•al

(priˈæk si əl)

adj.
situated in front of an axis of the body.
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Areas with higher concentration of SHH developed into posterior or postaxial structures, whereas lower concentrations developed into more anterior or preaxial structures.
The incidence of preaxial polydactyly is reported to be as high as 1 in 3000 births.
The spectrum of GCPS overlaps with that of the so-called non-syndromic preaxial Polydactylies such as preaxial Polydactyly type 4 (11).
Furthermore, variable anomalies of the hands and feet, such as duplicated terminal phalanx of the thumb, triphalangeal thumb (long finger-like thumb with three phalanges instead of two), preaxial polydactyly (thumb duplication), syndactyly (fusion) of the second and third digits, and fifth finger clinodactyly (curving of the fifth finger towards the fourth) have also be seen in cases with LADD [Guven et al.
A number of reports have detailed anomalies of the hands and feet, such as duplicated terminal phalanx of the thumb, triphalangeal thumb, preaxial polydactyly, syndactyly of the second and third digits, and fifth finger clinodactyly [Poznanski et al.
Congenital tibial aplasia with preaxial polydactyl: soft tissue anatomy as a clue to teratogenesis.
Other reports indicated that mutation in the above chromosome regions resulted in human preaxial polydactyly, mouse Hx, Hm and Ssq limb abnormality, and chicken polydactyly.
2) : preparatory or prerequisite to: premedical b : in advance: beforehand: precancel prepay 2 : in front of: anterior to: preaxial premolar
The infant had multiple craniofacial and preaxial skeletal anomalies and was diagnosed with Nager's syndrome.
The skeletal plan of the rhipidistian Eusthenopteron consisted of an axial series of bones, each of which articulated with a preaxial series.