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ad·ax·i·al

 (ăd-ăk′sē-əl)
adj.
1. Located on the side nearest to the axis of an organ or organism.
2. Of or relating to the side or surface facing or nearest to the axis of an organ, such as the upper surface of a leaf; ventral.

adaxial

(ædˈæksɪəl)
adj
(Botany) facing towards the axis, as the surface of a leaf that faces the stem. Compare abaxial

ad•ax•i•al

(ædˈæk si əl)

adj. Bot., Mycol.
situated on the side toward the axis or stem.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adaxial - nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organismadaxial - nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism; "the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
abaxial, dorsal - facing away from the axis of an organ or organism; "the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem"
References in periodicals archive ?
Insects prefer to eat the abaxial leaf surface with softer tissue, more protruded ribbing, slender cortex, and thinner epidermis as compared with the adaxial leaf surface.
5 mm long, located on the rachis, between the proximal pairs to leaflets; rachis 35-125 mm long; interfoliolar segments 4-8 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 18-20 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface glabrous, abaxial surface pilose, 10-19.
Tipo 2g: Tricoma multicelular, base simple, uniseriado, conico hacia el apice, finalizando en una celula subulada, hacia la superficie adaxial sin ornamentacion y en la superficie abaxial en forma de papilas; cera en forma de costras o ausente (Fig.
Sin embargo, la combinacion del origen de la vena del segmento basiscopico de las pinnulas y la pilosidad adaxial de los ejes en Megalastrum, con pelos estrigosos, multiseptados, blanquecinos, de apice agudo, a veces antrorsos, es unica y define al genero (Smith & Moran, 1987).
El color es verde oscuro en la superficie adaxial y verde mas claro en la superficie abaxial.
The abaxial and adaxial slides of the leaves were prepared and observed by using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy.
As avaliacoes anatomicas foram realizadas atraves das medicoes do comprimento do feixe vascular (CFv), da morfometria de estomatos [comprimento (CCG) e da largura das celulasguarda (ECG), do comprimento (CPE) e da largura do poro estomatico (EPE)], da espessura da epiderme da face adaxial (EEAD) e abaxial (EEAB), dos parenquimas palicadico (EPP) e esponjoso (EPE), da densidades de tricomas (DT) e de estomatos (DE).
The parameters evaluated were leaf blade width and epidermis width of the adaxial and abaxial phase.