from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Located away from or on the opposite side of the axis, as of an organ or organism.

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  • adj. A direction perpendicular to an axis or the coordinate that measures displacement in such a direction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Away from the axis or central line; eccentric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as abaxile.

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  • adj. facing away from the axis of an organ or organism


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ab- (“away from”) +‎ axial (“axis”).


  • The coronary band Pulvinus coronae lies in the coronary groove immediately distal to the periople corium, proximal to the parietal surface of the distal phalanx, and abaxial of the ungular cartilages of the foot.

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  • (H) The wild type abaxial leaf epidermis also contains a range of cell sizes from giant cells (false colored red) to small cells.

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  • The number of cells in the lgo-1 abaxial epidermis is increased as expected because multiple small cells replace giant cells.

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  • We use live imaging to determine the timing and position of each cell division in the outer (abaxial) sepal epidermis and track the lineages of these cells throughout early sepal development.

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  • (I) The lgo-1 abaxial leaf epidermis lacks giant cells.

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  • The largest group of cells in the outer (abaxial) sepal epidermis of

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  • Conversely, pATML1:: KRP1 sepals have fewer cells in the abaxial epidermis because the additional cells entering the giant cell pathway have no progeny.

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  • Petiole 2-6 mm, puberulent and ± setose; leaf blade papery, oblong to oblong - lanceolate, 5-11 × 1. 5-3.5 cm; base cuneate; margin ciliate; apex obtuse and mucronate; abaxial surface densely gray-white-pubescent, yellow-brown setose along midrib; adaxial surface sparsely to densely puberulent when young.

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  • Typically, the stomata are more numerous over the abaxial (lower) epidermis than the (adaxial) upper epidermis.

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  • Most leaves show dorsoventral anatomy: the upper (adaxial) and lower (abaxial) surfaces have somewhat different construction and may serve different functions. transparent (epidermal cells lack chloroplasts) and coated on the outer side with a waxy cuticle that prevents water loss.

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