- Anatomy. the armpit.
- Ornithology. the corresponding region under the wing of a bird.
- Botany. an axil.
Origin of axilla
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1610–20
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Examples from the Web for axilla
The empty glenoid may sometimes be palpated from the axilla.
The conformation of the region of the axilla was quite peculiar.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae
In the axilla of the pectoral there are four or five pale round spots.Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.
J Lort Stokes
A pressure made on the brachial vein and its branches by scirrhous glands in the axilla, is a common cause of this state.
This murmur may be transmitted out into the axilla and be heard at the inferior angle of the left scapula.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
- the technical name for the armpit
- the area on the undersurface of a bird's wing corresponding to the armpit
C17: from Latin: armpit
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