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axillary

adjective ax·il·lary \ ˈak-sə-ˌler-ē , -ˌle-rē \

Definition of axillary

1 :of, relating to, or located near the axilla
2 :situated in or growing from an axil
  • axillary buds

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First Known Use of axillary

1615


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axillary

noun

Definition of axillary

plural axillaries
:one of the feathers arising from the axilla and closing the space between the flight feathers and body of a flying bird

First Known Use of axillary

1842


Medical Dictionary

axillary

adjective ax·il·lary \ ˈak-sə-ˌler-ē \

medical Definition of axillary

:of, relating to, or located near the axilla
  • axillary lymph nodes
  • axillary temperature


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