Associations to the word «Abaxial»

Wiktionary

ABAXIAL, adjective. (botany) (zoology) Of a side that is facing away from the axis or central line, such as the underside of a leaf; or the back of an animal. [Mid 19th century.]

Dictionary definition

ABAXIAL, adjective. Facing away from the axis of an organ or organism; "the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem".

Wise words

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