post-axillary

axillary

[ak-suh-ler-ee]
adjective
1.
Anatomy, Ornithology. pertaining to the axilla.
2.
Botany. pertaining to or growing from the axil.
noun, plural axillaries.
3.
Ornithology, axillar.

Origin:
1605–15; axill(a) + -ary

interaxillary, adjective
postaxillary, adjective
superaxillary, adjective
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axillary (ækˈsɪlərɪ)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or near the armpit
2.  botany growing in or related to the axil: an axillary bud
 
n , -laries
3.  (usually plural) Also called: axillar one of the feathers growing from the axilla of a bird's wing

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axillary
"pertaining to the armpit or shoulder," 1610s, from L. *axillaris, from axilla "armpit, upper arm, wing" (see axle).
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axillary ax·il·lar·y (āk'sə-lěr'ē)
n.
Relating to the axilla.

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