Axilla definition

ăk-sĭlə
A body part analogous to the armpit, such as the hollow under a bird's wing.
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The armpit.
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(bot.) An axil.
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The armpit.
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A body part analogous to the armpit, such as the hollow under a bird's wing.
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The armpit, or the cavity beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder.
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(botany, uncommon) Alternative form of axil.
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The armpit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
axilla
Plural:
axillae

Origin of axilla

  • Latin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin axilla (“side, armpit”).

    From Wiktionary