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axilla meaning

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  • Noun: axilla (axillae)  ak'silu
    1. The hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
      - armpit, axillary cavity, axillary fossa

    Derived forms: axillae

    See also: axillary

    Type of: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum

    Part of: shoulder

    Encyclopedia: Axilla


  • [Medicine]
    n pl -lae or -las : the cavity beneath the junction of the arm or anterior appendage and shoulder or pectoral girdle containing the axillary artery and vein, a part of the brachial plexus of nerves, many lymph nodes, and fat and areolar tissue; esp : ARMPIT

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  1. the late complications includes skin contractures in the axilla.
  2. be sure that the restraint does not rub child's axilla or wrist.
  3. axilla-shoulder-elbow bandage
  4. examination of remaining parts of the body, including interdigital webs, axilla and periumbilical area, revealed no signs of scabies
  5. Patients receive about 15 injections per axilla with a small needle,

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