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ab- (away from) +‎ axial (axis).

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abaxial (not comparable)

  1. (botany, zoology) Of a side that is facing away from the axis or central line, such as the underside of a leaf; or the back of an animal. [Mid 19th century.][3]
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 7:
      The lobule margins, furthermore, are arched away from the lobe, with the consequence that (when fully inflated) the abaxial leaf surface forms the interior lining of the lobule.
  2. Not in the axis. Applied to an embryo placed out of the axis of the seed.

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  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN), page 2
  2. ^ “abaxial” in William Morris, editor, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, New York, N.Y.: American Heritage Publishing Co., 1971 [1969], →OCLC, page 2.
  3. ^ “abaxial” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 2.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ab- +‎ axial.

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abaxial (masculine and feminine plural abaxials)

  1. abaxial

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ab- +‎ axial.

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  • IPA(key): /a.bak.sjal/
  • (file)

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abaxial (plural abaxials)

  1. abaxial

GalicianEdit

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From ab- +‎ axial.

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abaxial m or f (plural abaxiais)

  1. abaxial

GermanEdit

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From ab- +‎ axial.

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abaxial (not comparable)

  1. abaxial

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ab- +‎ axial.

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abaxial m or f (plural abaxiais, comparable)

  1. (botany, zoology) abaxial (away from the axis)

RomanianEdit

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abaxial m or n (feminine singular abaxială, masculine plural abaxiali, feminine and neuter plural abaxiale)

  1. abaxial

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ab- +‎ axial.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /abaɡˈsjal/, [aβaɣˈsjal]
  • Hyphenation: a‧ba‧xial

AdjectiveEdit

abaxial (plural abaxiales)

  1. abaxial