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axillary

[ak-suh-ler-ee] /ˈæk səˌlɛr i/
adjective
1.
Anatomy, Ornithology. pertaining to the axilla.
2.
Botany. pertaining to or growing from the axil.
noun, plural axillaries.
3.
Ornithology, axillar.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; axill(a) + -ary
Related forms
interaxillary, adjective
postaxillary, adjective
superaxillary, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for axillary

axillary

/ækˈsɪlərɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or near the armpit
2.
(botany) growing in or related to the axil: an axillary bud
noun (pl) -laries
3.
(usually pl) Also called axillar (ækˈsɪlə; ˈæksɪlə). one of the feathers growing from the axilla of a bird's wing
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Word Origin and History for axillary
adj.

"pertaining to the armpit or shoulder," 1610s, from Latin *axillaris, from axilla "armpit, upper arm, wing" (see axle).

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axillary in Medicine

axillary ax·il·lar·y (āk'sə-lěr'ē)
n.
Relating to the axilla.

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