[ ak-sil-uh ]
/ ækˈsɪl ə /
noun, plural ax·il·lae [ak-sil-ee] /ækˈsɪl i/.
Anatomy. the armpit.
Ornithology. the corresponding region under the wing of a bird.
Botany. an axil.
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Origin of axilla
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1610–20
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Examples from the Web for axillae
You specify the axillae and the front region of the chest and lower part of scapulae: now, these are all hairy spots in man.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II|Charles Darwin
Axillae: two small, subtriangular sclerites at the lateral basal angles of the meso-scutellum in Proctytripidae.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
/ (ækˈsɪlə) /
noun plural -lae (-liː)
the technical name for the armpit
the area on the undersurface of a bird's wing corresponding to the armpit
Word Origin for axilla
C17: from Latin: armpit
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[ ăk-sĭl′ə ]
n. pl. ax•il•lae (-sĭl′ē)
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