- 1 Anatomy Relating to the armpit or a corresponding part: enlargement of the axillary lymph nodesMore example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of axillaryDefinition of axillary in:
- The US English dictionary