Definition of adaxial in English:


Line breaks: ad|ax¦ial
Pronunciation: /adˈaksɪəl


  • Facing towards the stem of a plant (in particular denoting the upper surface of a leaf). The opposite of abaxial.
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    • The environments of the adaxial and abaxial leaf surface differ in many ways.
    • Since the midvein (indicated by an arrowhead) is at the center of the images it is clearly shown that the leaves curl toward their adaxial surface.
    • In Florida, Prokelisia are present throughout the year feeding on the phloem and laying eggs into the adaxial surfaces of the leaves.

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