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minor axis

n
(Mathematics) the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid

mi′nor ax′is


n.
the axis of an ellipse that is perpendicular to the major axis at a point equidistant from the foci.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.minor axis - the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoidminor axis - the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid
axis - a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
semiminor axis - one-half the minor axis of an ellipse
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However, in comparison to the StF biopsy samples, the SmF biopsy samples tended to be approximately 10% shorter with respect to both the major and minor axes. Although the reasons for a GIN diagnosis, including the small number of atypical cells, did not differ between the two groups, the smaller sample size was presumed to make pathological evaluation difficult and contribute to the high rate of GIN diagnosis in the SmF group.
These shape indexes are calculated by major, intermediate, and minor axes to consider a 3-dimensional shape of particles.
Their major and minor axes were measured from the photographs by using the imageanalysis program ImageJ2 (Schindelin et al., 2015) and egg volume was calculated by following the method of Vanzolini (1977).
After measuring the numerical values of major and minor axes of those eggs, there were five eggs whose egg-shape indices (R) were close to 1.3 and weights that were approximately 50 g.
Noncircular chainrings (Osymetric, Stronglight, Monaco) have been introduced in which the shape is a skewed ellipse, the major and the minor axes are not perpendicular and the crank lever is mounted nearly perpendicular to the major axis.
The variation of length of the major and minor axes of the trilobal fiber along the spinline is shown in Fig.
However, the ratios between the major and minor axes of both the outer and inner ellipses are equal to [b.sub.1]/[a.sub.1].
Moreover, the ratio between the major and minor axes of the BFE does not allow differentiating between lakes of different shapes.
However, the product of the major and minor axes (ab) is proportional to the sectional elliptical area through the center of the statolith in a medial plane normal to the aboral-oral axis.
For erythrocyte measurement, the major and minor axes of the cell and its nucleus were obtained from 50 cells by using 15 fish of each ploidy.
The statistical comparison of anisotropy was conducted by measuring the difference in diameters of the bubble in the major and minor axes ([alpha]=a-b).
Major and minor axes were drawn through the mean center of the mound, the apex of the mound was located, and a line drawn from the mean mound center to the apex (Fig.