Definition of axil in English:
The upper angle between a leaf stalk or branch and the stem or trunk from which it is growing.
- There are two or three flowers in the axils of the upper leaves.
- Hermaphroditic flowers develop from leaf axils and have eight stamens (with pollen connected by viscin threads), and a cross-shaped stigma.
- In the leaf axils of most dicotyledonous trees well-developed buds are present.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan