Anatomy, Ornithology. pertaining to the axilla.
Botany. pertaining to or growing from the axil.
of, relating to, or near the armpit
(botany) growing in or related to the axil: an axillary bud
noun (pl) -laries
(usually pl) Also called axillar (ækˈsɪlə; ˈæksɪlə). one of the feathers growing from the axilla of a bird’s wing
“pertaining to the armpit or shoulder,” 1610s, from Latin *axillaris, from axilla “armpit, upper arm, wing” (see axle).
axillary ax·il·lar·y (āk’sə-lěr’ē)
Relating to the axilla.
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 […]
- Axillary bud
a bud that is borne at the axil of a leaf and is capable of developing into a branch shoot or flower cluster. Historical Examples The internodes are cylindrical and somewhat flattened on the side towards the axillary bud. A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar An axillary bud also […]
- Axillary artery
axillary artery axillary artery n. A continuation of the subclavian artery in the armpit, becoming the brachial artery in the arm, with superior thoracic, thoracoacromial, lateral thoracic, subscapular, and posterior and superior circumflex humeral branches. Historical Examples The aneurism was of the third part of the axillary artery, and a ligature was applied at the […]
- Axillary cavity
axillary cavity axillary cavity n. Axilla.