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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.
(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.
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|Adj.||1.||adaxial - nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism; "the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"|