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  1. the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the center around which something rotates Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a group of countries in special alliance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations; "the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The spotted deer (Cervus axis or Axis maculata) of India, where it is called hog deer and parrah (Moorish name). Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are symmetrically arranged. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A straight line with respect to which the different parts of a magnitude are symmetrically arranged; as, the axis of a cylinder, i. e., the axis of a cone, that is, the straight line joining the vertex and the center of the base; the axis of a circle, any straight line passing through the center. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The stem; the central part, or longitudinal support, on which organs or parts are arranged; the central line of any body. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The second vertebra of the neck, or vertebra dentata. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Also used of the body only of the vertebra, which is prolonged anteriorly within the foramen of the first vertebra or atlas, so as to form the odontoid process or peg which serves as a pivot for the atlas and head to turn upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. One of several imaginary lines, assumed in describing the position of the planes by which a crystal is bounded. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The primary or secondary central line of any design. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The spotted deer (Cervus axis or maculata) of India, where it is called hog deer and parrah (Moorish name). Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The motionless straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, upon which such a body revolves, or is supposed to revolve; as, the earth turns on its axis. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. 1. A straight line passing through a spherical body between its two poles, and about which the body may revolve. 2. The central line of the body or any of its parts. 3. The spinal column. 4. The central nervous system. 5. The second cervical vertebra, epistropheus. 6. The odontoid process of the epistropheus. 7. An artery which divides, immediately upon its origin, into a number of branches. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. The second vertebra. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  19. The axle, or the line, real or imaginary, on which a body revolves. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. The line on which a body revolves. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. A line on which something rotates, or any central line or pivotal point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The straight line, real or imaginary, round which a body revolves; a straight line in a plain figure, about which it revolves to produce a solid; a right line dividing the section into two equal parts, and cutting all its ordinates at right angles; the second vertebra of the neck, with an upward process on which the atlas turns; the central part or column of a plant, around which the other parts are disposed; a particular ray of light from any object falling perpendicularly on the eye, called also the optic or visual axis. The axis of a balance, that line about which it turns; The axis of oscillation, a right line parallel to the horizon, about which a pendulum vibrates; the axis in peritrachio, or wheel and axis, one of the mechanical powers, consisting of a wheel concentric with a cylindrical axis, with which it revolves. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. The line, real or supposed, round which anything revolves. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. The main stem or central cylinder; the fundamentally central line of a structure; the second cervical vertebra. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  25. [Latin] The main stem or central cylinder; the fundamentally central line of a structure; rachis of trilobites; epistropheus, q.v.; structure at base of insect wing. na
  26. aks'is, n. the axle, or the line, real or imaginary, on which a body revolves: the straight line about which the parts of a body or system are systematically arranged, or which passes through the centre of all the corresponding parallel sections of it, as of a cylinder, globe, or spheroid. The axis of a curved line is formed by a right line dividing the curve into two symmetrical parts, as in the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola:--pl. AXES (aks'[=e]z).--adj. AX'IAL.--adv. AX'IALLY.--n. AX'OID, a curve generated by the revolution of a point round an advancing axis.--AXIS OF A LENS, the right line passing through a lens in such a manner as to be perpendicular to both sides of it; AXIS OF A TELESCOPE, a right line which passes through the centres of all the glasses in the tube; AXIS OF INCIDENCE, the line passing through the point of incidence perpendicularly to the refracting surface; AXIS OF REFRACTION, the continuation of the same line through the refracting medium; AXIS OF THE EQUATOR, the polar diameter of the earth, which is also the axis of rotation; AXIS OF THE EYE, the right line passing through the centres of the pupil and the crystalline lens. [L. axis; cf. Gr. ax[=o]n, Sans. aksha, A.S. eax.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. aks'is, n. the hog-deer of India. [L. axis, Pliny's name for an Indian quadruped.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. A right line which passes through the centre of a body. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  29. Is also the second vertebra of the neck, Axon, Epistropheus, Epistrophus, Maschalister: Vertebra Dentata, (F.) Essieu. So called, because it forms a kind of axis on which the head moves. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  30. [Latin] Hence also, a line about which a body may be conceived to revolve; any line, straight or curved, about which the parts of a body are symmetrically disposed. A. of the uterus, A. of the pelvis, the line formed by joining the centres of successive transverse sections of the uterus or the pelvis; a line indicative of the direction of the uterine or pelvic cavity. A. of the outlet of the pelvis, A. of the inlet (or brim) of the pelvis, lines drawn perpendicular respectively to the planes of the outlet and of the inlet of the pelvis, and passing through the centres of these planes. Optical a. of the eye, a line passing through the centre of the cornea and bisecting the eye. Visual a. of the eye, the line passing through the nodal point of the eye and macula lutea. A. (or principal a.) of a lens or mirror, the line passing through both the centre of curvature and the focus of the lens or mirror. Secondary a., a line, oblique to the principal a., passing through the nodal point of a lens or the centre of curvature of a mirror. A. of astigmatism, see Astigmatism. na
  31. Imaginary line about which a body rotates, or by revolution about which a plane is conceived as generating a solid (sphere, cone, cylinder); line dividing regular figure symmetrically; (Optics) ray passing through centre of eye or lens, or falling perpendicularly on it; (Physiol.) central core of organ or organism; (Bot.) central column of inflorescence or other whorl of growth; straight line from end to end of a body, as a. of equator (polar diameter of earth). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. Straight line through a center. American pocket medical dictionary.
  33. Second cervical vertebra. American pocket medical dictionary.
  34. A fixed line, actual or imaginary, about which anything revolves. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  35. The central part of anything; hence a line occupying the center of anything or about which other parts are symmetrically disposed. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  36. Any particular diameter of an object, especially its long diameter. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  37. In optics, the name given to the lines passing through the optical center. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  38. The second cervical vertebra, so-called because. the atlas and the cranium turn upon its odontoid process as upon a pivot. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  39. (Bot.) The root and stem of the whole plant. The plumule and radicle are the axes of growth, around which all other parts are arranged. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  40. [L.] (Anat.) The second vertebra of the neck, upon which the Atlas moves. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  41. [L.] The line within a turning body round which the rotation takes place, and which remains at rest during the rotation. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  42. A line with reference to which all the points of a body or curved line are symmetrically arranged; as, the axis of a cylinder, the axis of a parabola. The A. of a lens is the line passing through the centres of its surfaces. The A. of a telescope or microscope is the axis of the object-glass, with which the axis of the eye-piece should coincide. (For Major A. and Minor A., vide Ellipse.) Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  43. n. [Latin] The straight line on which a body revolves, or may be supposed to revolve ;- the second vertebra of the neck ;- the central part of a plant, round which the others are disposed ;- a medial line between corresponding parts. Wheel and axis, one of the six mechanical powers. Cabinet Dictionary
  44. The line, real or imaginary, that passes through any thing, on which it may revolve. Complete Dictionary

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