Definition of abaxial in English:

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abaxial

Pronunciation: /aˈbaksēəl/

adjective

Botany
Facing away from the stem of a plant (especially denoting the lower surface of a leaf). The opposite of adaxial.
Example sentences
  • The environments of the adaxial and abaxial leaf surface differ in many ways.
  • The abaxial surface of the leaf was painted with nail varnish to obtain a transparent surface mould.
  • The locations of each cell type on the abaxial or adaxial leaf epidermis are shown in Fig.1.

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Syllabification: ab·ax·i·al

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