abaxial

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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 299754516, page 2.
  3. ^ “abaxial” in Lesley Brown, editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 2.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ab- +‎ axial.

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abaxial (masculine and feminine plural abaxials)

  1. abaxial

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ab- +‎ axial.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.bak.sjal/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

abaxial (plural abaxials)

  1. abaxial

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ab- +‎ axial.

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abaxial m or f (plural abaxiais)

  1. abaxial

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ab- +‎ axial.

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abaxial (not comparable)

  1. abaxial

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ab- +‎ axial.

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abaxial m or f (plural abaxiais, comparable)

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

Romanian[edit]

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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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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ab- +‎ axial.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

abaxial (plural abaxiales)

  1. abaxial