epaxial

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epaxial

[e′pak·sē·əl]
(biology)
Above or dorsal to an axis.
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The loss of hypaxial musculature and presence of a kinetic pectoral girdle render the primitive mechanism of hyoid depression ineffective.
The second report showed that transgenic rainbow trout with a deleted ActRIIB had in PI (parent generation) enhanced localized muscling in the hypaxial and epaxial regions of the musculature.