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uniaxial

[ yoo-nee-ak-see-uhl ]
/ ˌyu niˈæk si əl /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of uniaxial

First recorded in 1820–30; uni- + axial

OTHER WORDS FROM uniaxial

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

uniaxial
/ (ˌjuːnɪˈæksɪəl) /

adjective

(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 of uniaxial

uniaxially, adverb
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