Axillary definition

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(anatomy) Of, relating to, or located near the axilla.
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(botany) Of, relating to, or located in an axil.

Axillary bud.

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(anat.) Of or near the axilla.
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(bot.) Of, in, or growing from an axil.
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(anatomy) Of, relating to, or located near the axilla.
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(botany) Of, relating to, or located in an axil.

Axillary bud.

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Of or pertaining to the axilla or armpit; as, axillary gland, artery, nerve.
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(botany) Situated in, or rising from, an axil; of or pertaining to an axil.
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Origin of axillary

  • Alteration by association with -ary of the French axillaire (“of the axilla”), itself an alteration of the earlier forms aisselliere and aissellaire, both from the assumed Latin etymon *axillāris, from axilla (“armpit”), diminutive form of the assumed *axula.

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