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abaxial: On or pertaining to the side or portion of a lateral structure that faces (or would face) away from the bearing axis when (or if) the axis of the lateral structure is (or were) oriented in the same general direction as the bearing axis.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA V3, FOC V22 : [1] stipules lanceolate, 9–17 × 2.5–4.5 mm, with sparse cystoliths only on adaxial surface, strigose on abaxial surface; [2] abaxial gland slightly smaller than adaxial gland, adaxial gland 2- or 3-parted, gland bases connate, forming false disc;


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.