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
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A sphere cut from a uniaxial crystal at one temperature will be a spheroid at another temperature.
In uniaxial crystals the number of absorption spectra is reduced to two.
(esp of plants) having an unbranched main axis
(of a crystal) having only one direction along which double refraction of light does not occur