axil

noun
ax·​il | \ ˈak-səl How to pronounce axil (audio) , -ˌsil \

Definition of axil

: the angle between a branch or leaf and the axis from which it arises

First Known Use of axil

circa 1761, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for axil

New Latin axilla, from Latin

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“Axil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/axil. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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