- Ornithology. axillar.
Origin of axillary
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- of, relating to, or near the armpit
- botany growing in or related to the axilan axillary bud
- Also called: axillar (ækˈsɪlə, ˈæksɪlə) (usually plural) one of the feathers growing from the axilla of a bird's wing
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Word Origin and History for axillaries
"pertaining to the armpit or shoulder," 1610s, from Latin *axillaris, from axilla "armpit, upper arm, wing" (see axle).
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- Relating to the axilla.
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