Avuncular: 1. Literally, relating to an uncle. 2. Figuratively, suggestive of an uncle, as in geniality. 3 In medical genetics, pertaining to an aunt or uncle. An avuncular relationship is the genetic relationship between aunts and uncles and their nieces and nephews. From the Latin avunculus, meaning maternal uncle. The feminine equivalent of avuncular is materteral (like an aunt).
- Axelrod, Julius
Axelrod, Julius: (1912-2004 ) American pharmacologist and neuroscientist who shared the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the actions of neurotransmitters in regulating the metabolism of the nervous system. Julius (“Julie”) Axelrod was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, the son of Polish immigrants. […]
- Axial tomography, computerized
Axial tomography, computerized: Pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X-ray images and turns them in pictures. The CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan can reveal some soft-tissue and other structures that cannot be seen in conventional X-rays. Using the same dosage of radiation as that of […]
Axillary: Pertaining to the armpit, the cavity beneath the junction of the arm and the body.
- Axillary dissection
Axillary dissection: Removal of a portion of the lymph nodes under the arm.
- Axillary hyperhidrosis
Excessive sweating from the armpits. Excessive underarm perspiration tends to start in late adolescence.