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axil Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk
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Ax"il noun
Etymology
L. axilla. Cf. Axle.
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) The angle or point of divergence between the upper side of a branch, leaf, or petiole, and the stem or branch from which it springs. Gray.

Webster 1913