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axillary

[ ak-suh-ler-ee ]
/ ˈæk səˌlɛr i /
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adjective
Anatomy, Ornithology. pertaining to the axilla.
Botany. pertaining to or growing from the axil.
noun, plural ax·il·lar·ies.
Ornithology. axillar.
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Origin of axillary

First recorded in 1605–15; axill(a) + -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM axillary

in·ter·ax·il·lar·y, adjectivepost·ax·il·lar·y, adjectivesu·per·ax·il·lar·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for axillary

axillary
/ (ækˈsɪlərɪ) /

adjective
of, relating to, or near the armpit
botany growing in or related to the axilan axillary bud
noun plural -laries
Also called: axillar (ækˈsɪlə, ˈæksɪlə) (usually plural) one of the feathers growing from the axilla of a bird's wing
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