axillary nerve

n.

A nerve that arises from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus in the axilla and supplies the deltoid and teres minor muscles.

Nearby words

  1. axillary bud,
  2. axillary cataract,
  3. axillary cavity,
  4. axillary fossa,
  5. axillary gland,
  6. axillary vein,
  7. axinite,
  8. axio-,
  9. axiological,
  10. axiological ethics


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