axillary

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration by association with -ary of the French axillaire (of the axilla), itself an alteration of the earlier forms aisselliere and aissellaire, both from the assumed Latin etymon *axillāris, from axilla (armpit), diminutive form of the assumed *axula.

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axillary (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the axilla or armpit; as, axillary gland, artery, nerve.
  2. (botany) Situated in, or rising from, an axil; of or pertaining to an axil.

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