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ax·il·la

 (ăk-sĭl′ə)
n. pl. ax·il·lae (-sĭl′ē)
1. The armpit.
2. A body part analogous to the armpit, such as the hollow under a bird's wing.

[Latin.]

axilla

(ækˈsɪlə)
n, pl -lae (-liː)
1. (Anatomy) the technical name for the armpit
2. (Zoology) the area on the undersurface of a bird's wing corresponding to the armpit
[C17: from Latin: armpit]

ax•il•la

(ækˈsɪl ə)

n., pl. ax•il•lae (ækˈsɪl i)
1. the armpit.
2. the corresponding region under the wing of a bird.
[1610–20; < Latin]

axilla

the armpit
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.axilla - the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulderaxilla - the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder; "they were up to their armpits in water"
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
arteria axillaris, axillary artery - the part of the main artery of the arm that lies in the armpit and is continuous with the subclavian artery above and the brachial artery below
shoulder - the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
Translations

ax·il·la

n. axila, pop. sobaco.

axilla

n (pl -lae) axila
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(5) In 1961, De Jong referred to the axillary space as a pyramid of 42 ml in volume, and described that the nerves and blood vessels were surrounded individually by septae.
Lipolysis is not done, and no media are used to distend the axillary space. "We used no new expensive devices.