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[yoo-nee-ak-see-uh l]
  1. having one axis.
  2. Crystallography. (of a crystal) having one direction in which double refraction does not occur.
  3. Botany. (of a plant) having a primary stem that does not branch and that terminates in a flower.
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Origin of uniaxial

First recorded in 1820–30; uni- + axial
Related formsu·ni·ax·i·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for uniaxial

Historical Examples of uniaxial

  • A sphere cut from a uniaxial crystal at one temperature will be a spheroid at another temperature.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7


  • In uniaxial crystals the number of absorption spectra is reduced to two.

British Dictionary definitions for uniaxial


  1. (esp of plants) having an unbranched main axis
  2. (of a crystal) having only one direction along which double refraction of light does not occur
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Derived Formsuniaxially, adverb
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