Definition of abaxial in English:

Share this entry

abaxial

Pronunciation: /abˈaksɪəl/

adjective

Botany
Facing away from the stem of a plant (in particular 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ab|ax¦ial

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.