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abaxial

[ab-ak-see-uh l] /æbˈæk si əl/
adjective
1.
being or situated away from the axis:
the abaxial surface of a leaf.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; ab- + axial
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  • Adaxial and abaxial leaf surfaces were examined using scanning electron microscopy and leaf wax was extracted and quantified.
  • abaxial spines are typically single and often longer than lateral spines.
British Dictionary definitions for abaxial

abaxial

/æbˈæksɪəl/
adjective
1.
facing away from the axis, as the surface of a leaf Compare adaxial
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abaxial in Medicine

abaxial ab·ax·i·al (āb-āk'sē-əl) or ab·ax·ile (āb-āk'sīl)
adj.
Located away from or on the opposite side of an axis.


ab·ax'i·al·ly adv.
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