What is abaxial?

  • (adj): Facing away from the axis of an organ or organism.
    Example: "The abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem"
    Synonyms: dorsal

Some articles on abaxial:

Pinaceae - Classification
... Cone scale base broad, concealing the seeds fully from abaxial view ... Cone scale base broad, concealing the seeds fully from abaxial view ... Cone scale base broad, concealing the seeds fully from abaxial view ...
Plant Evolutionary Developmental Biology - Evolution of Plant Morphology - Evolution of Leaves - Genetic Evidences For Leaf Evolution
... one important (and more studied) among them being the abaxial-adaxial (lower-upper surface) axes ... These proteins deviate some cells in the leaf primordium from the default abaxial state, and make them adaxial ... plants with leaves, the leaves just had one type of surface - the abaxial one ...
Glossary Of Botanical Terms - A
... abaxial The side away from the axis, for instance the lower surface of a leaf ... (describing a type of sorus) covering the entire abaxial surface of the frond, usually densely so, as in Elaphoglossum and Acrostichum ... anterior Away from the axis usually abaxial ...
Evolutionary History Of Plants - Evolution of Morphology - Leaves - Factors Influencing Leaf Architectures
... leaf growth are defined, one important (and more studied) among them being the abaxial-adaxial (lower-upper surface) axes ... These proteins deviate some cells in the leaf primordium from the default abaxial state, and make them adaxial ... with leaves, the leaves just had one type of surface — the abaxial one ...