- being or situated away from the axis: the abaxial surface of a leaf.
Origin of abaxial
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From, away from, as in abaxial, lying outside of or away from any body or part.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Feet strongly curved, longer than the shell, with a series of short conical spines on the abaxial side.
- facing away from the axis, as the surface of a leafCompare adaxial
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- Located away from or on the opposite side of an axis.
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