noun, plural ax·il·lae [ak-sil-ee] /ækˈsɪl i/.
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.