axillary

I. adjective Date: 1615 1. of, relating to, or located near the axilla 2. situated in or growing from an axil <
axillary buds
>
II. noun (plural -laries) Date: circa 1889 one of the feathers arising from the axilla and closing the space between the flight feathers and body of a flying bird

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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