Definition of axilla in English:

axilla

Line breaks: ax¦illa
Pronunciation: /akˈsɪlə
 
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noun (plural axillae /-liː/)

  • 1 Anatomy An armpit, or the corresponding part in a bird or other animal.
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    • The T2 nerve root controls the palms on either side and the T4 nerve root controls the axilla and armpit.
    • A holosystolic murmur that may radiate to the axilla, the upper sternal borders or the subscapular region is apparent on physical examination.
    • Extremities showed tenderness over the right shoulder and axilla.
  • 2 Botany An axil.
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    • Basal branches emerged from lower axillas and developed earlier.
    • In coconut palms, egg-laying occurs at the axillas of the leaves.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin, diminutive of ala 'wing'.

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