Definition of abaxial in English:

abaxial

Line breaks: ab|ax¦ial
Pronunciation: /abˈaksɪəl
 
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adjective

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