from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as abaxile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Away from the axis or central line; eccentric.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective facing away from the axis of an organ or organism


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

    Ed Ltd | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

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

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

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

    Wikibooks - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Wikibooks - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Find Me A Cure

  • 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.

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

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

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

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

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

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

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

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

    PLoS Biology: New Articles


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.