axipetal ax·ip·e·tal (āk-sĭp’ĭ-tl)
the line about which a rotating body, such as the earth, turns. Mathematics. a central line that bisects a two-dimensional body or figure. a line about which a three-dimensional body or figure is symmetrical. Anatomy. a central or principal structure, about which something turns or is arranged: the skeletal axis. the second cervical vertebra. Botany. […]
x-axis (def 1). Also called axis of abscissas. (in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usually horizontal, along which the abscissa is measured and from which the ordinate is measured. (in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system) the axis along which values of x are measured and at which both y and z equal zero. […]
- Axis deer
an Asian deer, Cervus (Axis) axis, of India and Sri Lanka, having a reddish-brown coat spotted with white. Historical Examples It has been occasionally recorded in an axis deer, and in another species, Cariacus superciliaris. The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard In the trees were found the south Asiatic and north […]
- Axis deviation
axis deviation axis deviation n. The deflection of the electrical axis of the heart to the right or left of its normal position. Also called axis shift.