[ab-ak-see-uh l]


being or situated away from the axis: the abaxial surface of a leaf.

Origin of abaxial

First recorded in 1850–55; ab- + axial
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facing away from the axis, as the surface of a leafCompare adaxial
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abaxial in Medicine




Located away from or on the opposite side of an axis.
Related formsab•axi•al•ly adv.
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