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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abaxial  \Ab*ax"i*al\  ([a^]b*[a^]ks"[i^]*al),  Abaxile  \Ab*ax"ile\ 
  ([a^]b*[a^]ks"[i^]l),a.  [L.  ab  +  axis  axle.]  (Bot.) 
  Away  from  the  axis  or  central  line  eccentric.  --Balfour. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abaxial 
  adj  1:  situated  away  from  the  axis  of  any  body  or  part  [syn:  {abaxile}] 
  2:  (biology)  facing  away  from  the  axis  of  an  organ  or  organism; 
  "the  abaxial  surface  of  a  leaf  is  the  underside  or  side 
  facing  away  from  the  stem"  [syn:  {dorsal}]  [ant:  {adaxial}] 




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