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ax·i·al plane

transverse plane at right angles to the long axis of the body, as in CT scanning.
Synonym(s): transaxial plane

ax·i·al plane

(aksē-ăl plān)
1. Plane parallel to long axis of tooth (or other elongated anatomic structure) that can be aligned mesiodistally or bucolingually.
2. Plane perpendicular to body's sagittal and frontal reference planes.
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That worm presents in the section made with an axial plane a right linear profile.
These folds are open to tight with a wavelength between 10 and 50 m, an amplitude of the same order, and upright to slightly overturned axial planes (Fig.
2] fold axial planes move close to the orientation of earlier bedding-parallel or sub-parallel structures as bulk strain increases.
With double-positive geometry, the peripheral edge - both in the radial and axial planes - leads the insert through the workpiece, creating a true shearing action.
PHOTO : Double-negative geometry - radial and axial planes - allows strong cutting edges to withstand heavy chiploads and high cutting forces.
inadequate representation of airways oriented obliquely to the axial plane (Figs 2-4)
difficulty in assessing the interfaces and surfaces of airways that lie parallel to the axial plane.
Imatron's EBT scanner is intended to function as a 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.
1] folds and monoclines deform bedding on a wavelength of 3-15 m and amplitude of 1-2 m; some axial planes dip moderately to the east.
The contrast-enhanced CT images were taken at 3-mm intervals through the sinuses in both coronal and axial planes.
The orientation of gypsum veins, vergence of axial planes, C-S fabrics, and fold axes are related to motion along the Monks Head fault, which led to basin inversion in the Late Carboniferous.