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Related to axil: axial
angle between a branch and stem
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axle – supporting shaft on which a wheel revolves
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The upper angle between a lateral organ, such as a leaf, and the stem that bears it.
[Latin axilla, armpit.]
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(Botany) the angle between the upper surface of a branch or leafstalk and the stem from which it grows
[C18: from Latin axilla armpit]
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the angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the supporting stem or branch.
[1785–95; < Latin axilla armpit]
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The angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the stem or branch that supports it. A bud is usually found in the axil.
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|Noun||1.||axil - the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk|
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
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