Axillae



Anatomy. the armpit.
Ornithology. the corresponding region under the wing of a bird.
Botany. an axil.
Historical Examples

axillae: two small, subtriangular sclerites at the lateral basal angles of the meso-scutellum in Proctytripidae.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

You specify the axillae and the front region of the chest and lower part of scapulae: now, these are all hairy spots in man.
More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II Charles Darwin

noun (pl) -lae (-liː)
the technical name for the armpit
the area on the undersurface of a bird’s wing corresponding to the armpit

axilla ax·il·la (āk-sĭl’ə)
n. pl. ax·il·lae (-sĭl’ē)
See armpit.

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    an axillary feather. Historical Examples Any doubt arising as to which species a specimen may belong can easily be settled by an examination of the axillar plumes. Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast Harry Thom Payne The scales are large, with a long dorsal bract, and fall from the axillar spindle of […]

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    Anatomy, Ornithology. pertaining to the axilla. Botany. pertaining to or growing from the axil. Ornithology, axillar. Historical Examples Flowers rose-lilac color, in axillary panicles with long pedicels. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines T. H. Pardo de Tavera The axillary branches in like manner showed traces of cleavage. Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters In an […]

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