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axillary Syllabification: ax·il·lar·y
Pronunciation: /akˈsilərē/

Definition of axillary in English:


1Of or relating to the armpit: enlargement of the axillary lymph nodes
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  • Biopsy sites included cervical, mediastinal, supraclavicular, axillary, and inguinal lymph nodes, as well as masses of the cecum, stomach, colon, oropharynx, and eyelid.
  • Bone marrow and axillary lymph node biopsies both contained mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • There were ipsilateral matted axillary lymph nodes, and the overlying skin showed peau d' orange.
1.1 Botany In or growing from an axil: axillary shoots Often contrasted with terminal.
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  • Three main aspects of vegetative development were investigated: the quantity of primary growth; the number and nature of developing axillary shoots; and meristem death.
  • These branches grow out from orthotropic epicormic buds that apparently originate from the axillary meristems in the main stem.
  • In contrast, buds in axillary positions on 1-year-old long shoots differentiated less often into a floral bud.
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