adaxial[ad ak′sē əl]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Bot. designating or on the side toward the axis or stem
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Located on the side nearest to the axis of an organ or organism.
- Of or relating to the side or surface facing or nearest to the axis of an organ, such as the upper surface of a leaf; ventral.