abaxial

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ab·ax·i·al

 (ăb-ăk′sē-əl)
adj.
Located away from or on the opposite side of the axis, as of an organ or organism.

abaxial

(æbˈæksɪəl) or

abaxile

adj
(Botany) facing away from the axis, as the surface of a leaf. Compare adaxial

ab•ax•i•al

(æbˈæk si əl)

adj.
being or situated away from the axis: the abaxial surface of a leaf.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abaxial - facing away from the axis of an organ or organismabaxial - 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"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
adaxial, ventral - nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism; "the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"