[ yoo-nee-ak-see-uh l ]
/ ˌyu niˈæk si əl /


having one axis.
Crystallography. (of a crystal) having one direction in which double refraction does not occur.
Botany. (of a plant) having a primary stem that does not branch and that terminates in a flower.

Origin of uniaxial

First recorded in 1820–30; uni- + axial

Related forms

u·ni·ax·i·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for uniaxial


/ (ˌjuːnɪˈæksɪəl) /


(esp of plants) having an unbranched main axis
(of a crystal) having only one direction along which double refraction of light does not occur

Derived Forms

uniaxially, adverb
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