from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or belonging to an axis or the axis; axial.
- Situated in an axis or the axis, as an embryo which lies in the axis of a seed.
- In zoology, axial, with reference to ovarian organs or ova: opposed in this sense to peripheral.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Situated in the axis of anything; as an embryo which lies in the axis of a seed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Situated in the
axisof anything; as an embryowhich lies in the axis of a seed.
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- adjective relating to or attached to the axis
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AXILE, or AXIAL, a term (= related to the axis) used technically in science; in botany an embryo is called axile when it has the same direction as the axis of the seed.
The late Professor E. Forbes describes  an instance of true foliar and true axile placentation in the same flower in _Vinca minor_.
The disjunction or dialysis of the carpels, for instance, frequently renders axile placentation marginal.
In malformed flowers of _Digitalis_ the change from axile to parietal placentation may often be seen.
= -- The appendicular organs may likewise be found united to the axile ones.
The style was present even in those flowers where there was no axile placenta; hence in these cases it could not be, as
= -- This condition is scarcely to be distinguished from multiplication of the axile organs (which see).
Abortion of axile organs, 455 -- Of receptacle, 457 -- Of leaves,
That the outer portion (so-called calyx-tube) of these fruits is really an axile product there can now be little doubt; and, as if to show their axile nature, they occasionally produce leaves from their sides, as before mentioned.
The placentation is constantly axile in the inferior row and parietal in the upper one.