noun, plural ax·il·lae [ak-sil-ee] /ækˈsɪl i/.
Words nearby axilla
Origin of axilla
Examples from the Web for axilla
The head of the bone can be felt by pressing the fingers high up in the axilla.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
He employed the thermometer in the axilla in examining his cases, as did the iatrophysicists of the previous century.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
The whole upper arm was swollen and discoloured, while an indurated mass extended along the line of the vessels into the axilla.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
The glands most frequently affected are those in the neck, axilla, and groin.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
A pad is inserted in the axilla, the elbow raised, and the arm placed by the side on a pillow and steadied with sand-bags.