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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 ?
Stomatal density, index and operating stomatal conductance measurements: Stomatal features were assessed on both abaxial (lower) and adaxial (upper) leaf surfaces.
Areas of the tissues were obtained as follows: the adaxial surface of the epidermis, the abaxial surface of the epidermis, the chlorophyll parenchyma, the sum of the phloem areas, the average phloem area in one vascular bundle, the sum of the areas of the vascular bundle sheaths, the sum of the areas of the vascular bundles, the sum of the areas of the xylem, the average xylem area in one vascular bundle, the sum of the area of fibers, the average fiber area in one vascular bundle, and the whole leaf area captured in the image using square micrometers as the measurement unit.
In affinity with Passiflora pardifolia Vanderplank, differs mainly in possessing variegated leaves with adaxial white--reddish strips, flowers with white-green biseriate corona, ovoid oblong ripe fruit with the lower end acute.
Five young and expanded leaflets were collected from the upper third of each plant and the number of epidermal glandular trichomes per cm2 was evaluated on the abaxial and adaxial surfaces.
Tronco esverdeado com estrias alvas, base reta, ramos sem embira; raque 40-43 cm compr., foliolos 33-30 x 17-16 cm, nao articulados, face adaxial estrigosa, face abaxial pubescente, venacao craspedodroma 32.
Other examples that undergo modifications in the aforementioned conditions are the greater thickness of the cuticle on the adaxial face and numerous trichomes on the abaxial side (ESPOSITO-POLESI et al., 2011).
Pattern 2--projection on the adaxial face and abaxially round and protruding (Fig.
Hojas opuestas, peciolos de 1-2 cm de largo, laminas de 8-14 x 2-4 cm, angosto ovadas o elipticas, apice agudo, base aguda, margen entero, a veces serrado hacia el apice, cartaceas, cara adaxial glabra o puberula, cara abaxial densamente hispida, principalmente sobre los nervios, excepcionalmente glabras o ligeramente pilosas, venacion pinnatifida o a veces reticulada, muchas veces las venas secundarias convergen en venas marginales, con un par de glandulas en la base de la lamina.
All leaves were scanned from adaxial and abaxial surfaces.