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axillary

[ak-suh-ler-ee]
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adjective
  1. Anatomy, Ornithology. pertaining to the axilla.
  2. Botany. pertaining to or growing from the axil.
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noun, plural ax·il·lar·ies.
  1. Ornithology. axillar.
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Origin of axillary

First recorded in 1605–15; axill(a) + -ary
Related formsin·ter·ax·il·lar·y, adjectivepost·ax·il·lar·y, adjectivesu·per·ax·il·lar·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for axillaries

axillary

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

axillary

adj.

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

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axillaries in Medicine

axillary

(ăksə-lĕr′ē)
n.
  1. Relating to the axilla.
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