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axial plane

[′ak·sē·əl ′plān]
(crystallography)
A plane that includes two of the crystallographic axes.
The plane of the optic axis of an optically biaxial crystal.
(geology)
A plane that intersects the crest or trough in such a manner that the limbs or sides of the fold are more or less symmetrically arranged with reference to it. Also known as axial surface.
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In that case the generation tool is put on with the generating edges in the axial plane of the worm.
These findings are consistent with research that suggests that the trabeculae-filled metaphysis of the proximal tibia functions to absorb the forces transmitted across the knee joint, and that such forces may cause a compress ion of the metaphysis in the axial plane.
The two major classes of conventional external fixation configurations are unilateral frames, encompassing less than 90[degrees] of a limb sector in the axial plane, and bilateral frames, involving greater than 90[degrees] of a limb sector.
Insert cutting edges may be positioned relative to both radial and axial planes in either positive, neutral, or negative rakes.
We wished to determine if there was a significant difference between the measurements of compressed airway diameter in the axial plane compared with measurements of diameter using MPR for determining longitudinal axis of the airway; and to evaluate how measurements on lung window settings compare with soft tissue window settings.
Parameters defining the state of the vocal fold are the position in the axial plane, the level in the frontal plane, length, thickness, the size and shape of the medial edge, mass, and elasticity.
This area abuts a distinctive nearly east-west trending terminal zone for a series of northwest trending rectilinear features interpreted to be a series of shears and structures in part related to fractures along the axial plane of a large mapped fold structure.
In our patient, the high-resolution temporal bone CT taken in the axial plane demonstrated an air bubble trapped in the anterior portion of the vestibule.
Four zones of mineralization were interpreted to occur on four planes parallel to the axial plane of the fold.
Imatron's EBT scanner is intended to function as a non-invasive diagnostic x-ray system to produce two- and three-dimensional images of human anatomical cavities, using cross-sectional images reconstructed from x-ray transmission data from the same axial plane taken at different angles.