Definition of abaxial in English:

abaxial

Syllabification: ab·ax·i·al
Pronunciation: /abˈaksēəl
 
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adjective

Botany
  • Facing away from the stem of a plant (especially denoting the lower surface of a leaf). The opposite of adaxial.
    More 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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