AXIAL GRADIENT

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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., Sam M.S., "AXIAL GRADIENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/axial-gradient/ (accessed June 29, 2022).

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