axial musculature


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axial musculature

[′ak·sē·əl ′məs·kyə·lə·chər]
(anatomy)
The muscles that lie along the longitudinal axis of the vertebrate body.
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Between the innermost surface of the hagfish skin and axial musculature is a considerably large subcutaneous sinus (Fig.
Because hagfishes lack a horizontal septum, the pariet al muscle is not divided into dorsal and ventral portions like the axial musculature of other fishes (Cole, 1907; Jansen and Andersen, 1963).
Righting reflexes tend to keep the head in an upright position and facilitate contraction of the neck receptors and the axial musculature. [14]