noun, plural ax·il·lar·ies.
Examples from the Web for axillary
An axillary flower stands between the bract or leaf which subtends it and the axis or stem which bears this bract or leaf.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
The flowers are small, rose-coloured, and generally grow in pairs on axillary stalks.
The axillary glands are still enlarged, though less so than formerly.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages|William Andrus Alcott
The axillary branches in like manner showed traces of cleavage.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
Its fragrant little yellow flowers are in whorled, axillary cymes, each cluster having from six to eight blossoms.
British Dictionary definitions for axillary
noun plural -laries
Word Origin and History for axillary
"pertaining to the armpit or shoulder," 1610s, from Latin *axillaris, from axilla "armpit, upper arm, wing" (see axle).