axilla

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See also: axil·la

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin axilla (side, armpit).

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Noun[edit]

axilla (plural axillae)

  1. The armpit, or the cavity beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder.
  2. (botany, uncommon) Alternative form of axil

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of āla (wing) (from its earlier form axla). Confer with similarly formed māla - maxilla.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

axilla f (genitive axillae); first declension

  1. little wing
  2. axilla, armpit

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative axilla axillae
Genitive axillae axillārum
Dative axillae axillīs
Accusative axillam axillās
Ablative axillā axillīs
Vocative axilla axillae

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