noun \ag-ˈzi-lə, ak-ˈsi-\
plural ax·il·lae\-(ˌ)lē, -ˌlī\ or ax·il·las

Definition of AXILLA

:  the cavity beneath the junction of a forelimb and the body; especially :  armpit

Origin of AXILLA

Latin, diminutive of ala wing, upper arm, armpit, axil — more at aisle
First Known Use: 1616


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