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the vertical line in a graph along which is plotted one of the variables considered in the study, as temperature in a time-temperature study. The other line is called the abscissa.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
In a plane cartesian coordinate system, the vertical axis (y). Compare: abscissa.
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In a cartesian plane coordinate system, the vertical axis (y).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012