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Located away from or on the opposite side of the axis, as of an organ or organism.
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(Botany) facing away from the axis, as the surface of a leaf. Compare adaxial
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ab•ax•i•al(æbˈæk si əl)
being or situated away from the axis: the abaxial surface of a leaf.
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|Adj.||1.||abaxial - 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"|
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