refers to the difference in rates of development or metabolic rates of tissue along a longitudinal body axis. See also anterior- posterior development.

AXIAL GRADIENT: "The axial gradient refers to the idea that different parts of the body develop at different rates to others, depending on where they are located. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AXIAL GRADIENT," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed September 18, 2021).