axillary

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

Definition of axillary 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or located near the axilla

2 : situated in or growing from an axil axillary buds

axillary

noun
plural axillaries

Definition of axillary (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Excessive sweating, also known asprimary axillary hyperhidrosis, impacts over 10 million Americans, according to Dermira, the maker of Qbrexza. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "FDA Approves Qbrexza, the First-Ever Prescription Treatment for Excessive Sweating," 2 July 2018 The product offers a subtle solution to the millions of people who suffer from primary focal axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, which is currently often treated with Botox and other more invasive options. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The FDA Approved a Topical Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweating," 30 June 2018 The test, called Oncotype DX, is designed for women with the most common type of breast cancer, which accounts for half of all breast cancer cases in the US: hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, and axillary node-negative cancer. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Many breast cancer patients don’t need chemo, a precision medicine study just found," 5 June 2018 The removal of 28 of my axillary lymph nodes means that every few days, excess fluid collects in my arm, causing it to turn pitted and spongy until my hand swells up like a Mickey Mouse glove. Sascha Cohen, SELF, "I Felt Like I Deserved My Breast Cancer," 17 May 2018 Last season, doctors diagnosed Oberg, 26, with axillary artery thrombosis (blood clots) in his right arm and shoulder. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Scott Oberg, back from blood clot scare, in the mix for Rockies’ bullpen," 13 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of axillary

Adjective

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1842, in the meaning defined above

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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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