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Abaxial  adj. [ Botany ]
Synonym: Dorsal

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  The term abaxial (or dorsal) describes a plant part, side or surface facing away from the the axis of  any organ or part; eccentric.  

"the abaxial surface of a leaf lamina is the underside or side facing away from the stem.

Antonyms: adaxial, ventral





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