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uniaxial

[yoo-nee-ak-see-uh l] /ˌyu niˈæk si əl/
adjective
1.
having one axis.
2.
Crystallography. (of a crystal) having one direction in which double refraction does not occur.
3.
Botany. (of a plant) having a primary stem that does not branch and that terminates in a flower.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; uni- + axial
Related forms
uniaxially, adverb
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uniaxial

/ˌjuːnɪˈæksɪəl/
adjective
1.
(esp of plants) having an unbranched main axis
2.
(of a crystal) having only one direction along which double refraction of light does not occur
Derived Forms
uniaxially, adverb
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