axilla

noun
ax·il·la | \ ag-ˈzi-lə , ak-ˈsi- \
plural axillae\-(ˌ)lē, -ˌlī \ or axillas

Definition of axilla 

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

First Known Use of axilla

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for axilla

Latin, diminutive of ala wing, upper arm, armpit, axil — more at aisle

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axilla

noun
ax·il·la | \ ag-ˈzil-ə , ak-ˈsil- \
plural axillae\-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī \ or axillas

Medical Definition of axilla 

: the cavity beneath the junction of the arm or anterior appendage and shoulder or shoulder girdle containing the axillary artery and vein, a part of the brachial plexus of nerves, many lymph nodes, and fat and areolar tissue especially : armpit

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