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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 axillary flower, on the side nearest to the axis of inflorescence.
The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray

Its stem is also more freely branched, and its flowers are axillary and terminal.
The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux

Since a bud is an undeveloped branch, terminal buds carry, on the axis which they crown, axillary buds give rise to side-shoots.
Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf Jane H. Newell

Flowers perfect, axillary, solitary, 3-androus; calyx herbaceous.
The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray

The larger and more anterior of these scales is the axillary; it is present in box turtles of all ages.
Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz John M. Legler

The flowers that appear in axillary clusters on the sterile trees are small, yellowish green and inconspicuous.
Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers

Solanace—Herbs with alternate leaves and axillary clusters of regular flowers.
The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux

The flowers are usually solitary and axillary, and the peduncle has two small bracts about half way up.
Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux

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.


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