the angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the supporting stem or branch.
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How to use axil in a sentence
The specimen from Chinaj was found in water in the axil of a large elephant-ear plant (Xanthosoma) by day in March.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala | William E. Duellman
A lateral bud is one situated on the side of a twig in the axil of a leaf-scar.Michigan Trees | Charles Herbert Otis
Rising out of the axil of each leaf are buds, of graduated size and development up to the open blossom.A Bird-Lover in the West | Olive Thorne Miller
In every bud examined which contained a flower, there was an axillary bud in the axil of the last, or next to the last, leaf.Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf | Jane H. Newell
The flower-scar is on the summit of the axis, and often apparently in the axil of a branch, as in Horsechestnut.Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf | Jane H. Newell
British Dictionary definitions for axil
the angle between the upper surface of a branch or leafstalk and the stem from which it grows
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Scientific definitions for axil
The angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the stem or branch that supports it. A bud is usually found in the axil.
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