The armpit, or the cavity beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder. (noun)
Alternative form of axil. (noun)
Examples of word axilla
The axilla is a pyramidal space, situated between the upper lateral part of the chest and the medial side of the arm.
One or two small branches supplying the anterior fold of the axilla are the only vessels divided, and may not even require ligature, unless, indeed, from necrosis, or to remove a tumour,
A doctor writes, The hair, face, axilla, and groin usually harbor the greatest number of bacteria.
The key finding is that for women with apparently limited disease before lumpectomy and what's called a positive sentinel node, taking out all the cancerous nodes from the axilla armpit has no survival advantage after five years.
Titled "Measurement of paraben concentrations in human breast tissue at serial locations across the breast from axilla to sternum," the team of researchers, led by Dr. Philippa Darbre from the University of Reading in the UK, found that virtually all -- 99 percent -- of the tissue samples collected from women participating in the study contained at least one paraben, and 60 percent of the samples contained no less than five parabens.