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abaxial

[ab-ak-see-uh l]
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adjective
  1. being or situated away from the axis: the abaxial surface of a leaf.
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Origin of abaxial

First recorded in 1850–55; ab- + axial
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abaxial

adjective
  1. facing away from the axis, as the surface of a leafCompare adaxial
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abaxial in Medicine

abaxial

(ăb-ăksē-əl)
adj.
  1. Located away from or on the opposite side of an axis.
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Related formsab•axi•al•ly adv.
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