abaxial

adjective
ab·​ax·​i·​al | \ (ˌ)a-ˈbak-sē-əl How to pronounce abaxial (audio) \

Definition of abaxial

: situated out of or directed away from the axis the abaxial or lower surface of a leaf

Examples of abaxial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two fields run perpendicular to each other, with one from the base to the tip of the leaf and the other from the surface to the adaxial-abaxial boundary. Maddie Burakoff, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of abaxial

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abaxial

ab- + axial

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“Abaxial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abaxial. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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