[ ab-ak-see-uhl ]
/ æbˈæk si əl /
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being or situated away from the axis: the abaxial surface of a leaf.
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How to use abaxial in a sentence
From, away from, as in abaxial, lying outside of or away from any body or part.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
Feet strongly curved, longer than the shell, with a series of short conical spines on the abaxial side.
British Dictionary definitions for abaxial
/ (æbˈæksɪəl) /
facing away from the axis, as the surface of a leafCompare adaxial
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Medical definitions for abaxial
[ ăb-ăk′sē-əl ]
Located away from or on the opposite side of an axis.
Other words from abaxialab•ax′i•al•ly adv.
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