Definition of adaxial in English:

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adaxial

Pronunciation: /aˈdaksēəl/

adjective

Botany
Facing toward the stem of a plant (especially denoting the upper surface of a leaf). The opposite of abaxial.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ad·ax·i·al

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