from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or affecting one axis.
- adj. Botany Of, relating to, or being a plant with one primary stem that has no branches and terminates in a flower.
- adj. Having one direction along which double refraction of light does not take place. Used of a crystal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a single axis
- adj. Having a single stem, with no branches, that terminates in a flower
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having but one optic axis, or line of no double refraction.
- adj. Having only one axis; developing along a single line or plane; -- opposed to multiaxial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having but one optical axis, or axis of double refraction. Iceland spar is a uniaxial crystal. See refraction, and cut under interference.
- In biology, having one main axis to which the other axes are subordinate; growing lengthwise.
- In botany, having a single axis, as when the primary stem of a plant does not branch and terminates in a flower.
- Monaxon, as a sponge-spicule.
- n. A uniaxial crystal.
- n. Also uniaxal.
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