axilla

[ 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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British Dictionary definitions for axillae

axilla
/ (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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Medical definitions for axillae

axilla
[ ăk-sĭlə ]

n. pl. ax•il•lae (-sĭlē)

armpit
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