axillary

adjective
ax·​il·​lary | \ ˈak-sə-ˌler-ē How to pronounce axillary (audio) , -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

Examples of axillary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The Civil War records could have included a mixture of axillary and oral temperatures taken with mercury thermometers—the researcher couldn’t tell for sure. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Isn’t the Average Anymore," 17 Jan. 2020 Wunderlich preferred the axillary method but used a thermometer that was calibrated higher than normal, according to Dr. Mackowiak, who critiqued the work in the Journal of the American Medicine Association in 1992. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Isn’t the Average Anymore," 17 Jan. 2020 The Food and Drug Administration approved the Menlo Park company’s first therapy, a medicated cloth to topically treat primary axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, last year. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Eli Lilly and Company pays $1.1B for company that has drug to treat eczema in pipeline," 10 Jan. 2020 In very rare cases the axillary or radial nerves in the upper arm could be injured. Leah Groth, Health.com, "What You Need to Know About SIRVA, a Rare Side Effect of the Flu Shot," 8 Nov. 2019 Right-handed closer Scott Oberg, the team’s most consistent pitcher this season, was put on the 10-day injured list Sunday with axillary artery thrombosis (blood clots) in his right arm. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies’ Scott Oberg, suffering from a blood clot in right arm, out for season," 18 Aug. 2019 But Oberg was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with axillary artery thrombosis (blood clots) in his right arm. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "With Scott Oberg out and Wade Davis stuggling, Rockies face tough decision at closer," 18 Aug. 2019 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

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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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The first known use of axillary was in 1615

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29 Mar 2020

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“Axillary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/axillary. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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axillary

adjective
ax·​il·​lary | \ ˈak-sə-ˌler-ē How to pronounce axillary (audio) \

Medical Definition of axillary

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

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