- Ornithology. axillar.
Origin of axillary
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Examples from the Web for axillary
Flowers greenish-yellow, axillary, solitary; peduncle not curved.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
The axillary branches in like manner showed traces of cleavage.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
Even later than this is the growth of the axillary and pubic hair.The Sexual Life of the Child
The flowers are in axillary cymes, and the fruit is a berry.
Its stem is also more freely branched, and its flowers are axillary and terminal.
- 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 axillary
"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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