adaxial

[ ad-ak-see-uh l ]
/ ædˈæk si əl /

adjective Botany, Mycology.

situated on the side toward the axis or stem.

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Origin of adaxial

First recorded in 1895–1900; ad- + axial
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British Dictionary definitions for adaxial

adaxial
/ (ædˈæksɪəl) /

adjective

facing towards the axis, as the surface of a leaf that faces the stemCompare abaxial
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