Definition of adaxial in English:



  • Facing toward the stem of a plant (in particular denoting the upper surface of a leaf).

    The opposite of abaxial

    ‘The environments of the adaxial and abaxial leaf surface differ in many ways.’
    • ‘Since the midvein (indicated by an arrowhead) is at the center of the images it is clearly shown that the leaves curl toward their adaxial surface.’
    • ‘In Florida, Prokelisia are present throughout the year feeding on the phloem and laying eggs into the adaxial surfaces of the leaves.’
    • ‘For this reason, separate mechanisms of acclimation for regulation of stomatal density on adaxial and abaxial surfaces have been proposed.’
    • ‘Colour fluorescence micrographs depict the first leaf adaxial surface from 2-week-old wheat.’



/aˈdaksēəl/ /æˈdæksiəl/