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 for abaxial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abaxial \Ab*ax"i*al\ ([a^]b*[a^]ks"[i^]*al), Abaxile \Ab*ax"ile\
     ([a^]b*[a^]ks"[i^]l), a. [L. ab + axis axle.] (Bot.)
     Away from the axis or central line; eccentric. --Balfour.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: facing away from the axis of an organ or organism; "the
             abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing
             away from the stem" [syn: abaxial, dorsal] [ant:
             adaxial, ventral]

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