- The definition of abaxial refers to a position on the opposite side of or away from the axis.
- An example of abaxial is the lower part of a leaf that faces away from the plant's stem.
- In biology, the dorsal or back fin of a fish is on the abaxial side from the belly.
abaxial definition by Webster's New World
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away from or facing away from the axis: the abaxial surface of a leaf
Origin: ab- plush axial
abaxial definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Located away from or on the opposite side of the axis, as of an organ or organism.
abaxial - Medical Definition
Located away from or on the opposite side of an axis.
- abaxially adverb