Definition of axillary in English:

axillary

Line breaks: ax¦il|lary
Pronunciation: /akˈsɪləri
 
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adjective

1 Anatomy Relating to the armpit or a corresponding part: 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.
2 Botany In or growing from an axil: axillary buds 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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(also axillary feather) Ornithology Feathers growing from the axilla.
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  • The characters used to distinguish N. w. immaculatus (larger, blacker, lacking white mottling on the underparts and white barring in the remiges, axillaries, and wing coverts; Mayr 1949) are negated by the variation in our specimens.
  • In flight, black axillaries contrast with white under-wing coverts.
  • In flight, they can be distinguished from the Peregrine Falcon by their more rounded wingtips and dark axillaries and coverts, which make for distinctive field marks from below.

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