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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ak-see-uh l]
    • /ædˈæk si əl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ak-see-uh l]
    • /ædˈæk si əl/

Definitions of adaxial word

  • adjective adaxial facing towards the axis, as the surface of a leaf that faces the stem 3
  • adjective adaxial designating or on the side toward the axis or stem 3
  • adjective adaxial situated on the side toward the axis or stem. 1
  • noun adaxial Facing toward the stem of a plant (especially denoting the upper surface of a leaf). 1
  • adjective adaxial (botany) On the side that is towards the axis or central line, usually on the upper side. 0
  • adjective adaxial (developmental biology) adjacent to the axis, or in vertebrates the notochord. 0

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Origin of adaxial

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900; ad- + axial

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Parts of speech for Adaxial


adaxial popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

adaxial usage trend in Literature

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Antonyms for adaxial

adjective adaxial

  • abaxial — facing away from the axis, as the surface of a leaf

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