AXIAL By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. this refers to the longitudinal axis of the body. 2. referring to the central part of the body excluding the limbs. AXIAL: "An axial cut of the brain would be made in a longitudinal fashion." Related Psychology Terms AXIAL GRADIENT LONGITUDINAL BILATERAL SYMMETRY CENTER OF GRAVITY BILATERAL SYMMETRY BALLISM AXOPLASM ABSCISSA KINESTHETICS MACROSPLANCHNIC TYPE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AXIAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/axial/ (accessed April 3, 2020).