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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats