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ax·il·la

, gen. and pl.

ax·il·lae

(ak'sil'ă, ak-sil'ē), [TA]
The space below the glenohumeral joint, bounded by the pectoralis major anteriorly, the latissimus dorsi posteriorly, the serratus anterior medially, and the humerus laterally; it has a superior opening between the clavicle, scapula, and first rib (cervicoaxillary canal), and an inferior opening or floor covered by the axillary fascia and skin of the axillary fossa (armpit); it contains the axillary artery and vein, the infraclavicular part of the brachial plexus, axillary lymph nodes and vessels, and areolar tissue.
See also: fossa, axillary fossa.
[L.]
Fig. 58 Axil. A leaf axil.click for a larger image
Fig. 58 Axil . A leaf axil.

axil

a location on a plant stem which is the angle between the leaf and the upper part of the stem.
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Also, cultural control can be implemented to eliminate the buildup of ground detritus and other habitats, such as palm frond axils, which may serve as breeding milieu for the predatory flies.
Inflorescences in sessile spikes of axillary triads, 1 per axil, 3-4 cm in length, 3-6 pairs of triads per inflorescence, axis of inflorescence compressed, bracts acute, ovate-lanceolate.
veluticarpa by its larger laminas with more numerous lateral veins, eglandular petioles, inflorescences borne in the axils of the earliest deciduous leaves, and patchily glabrescent mature fruits.
For each examined bromeliad, the number of leaves and leaf axils was registered, along with base width and longest leaf length, largest diameter and plant height (from the rosette base to the top of the highest leaf) and its distance from the soil.
No obstante, cuando la resistencia a cortante del pilar por agotamiento a traccion del alma (es decir, la rotura convencional en el plano inclinado A-A" de la Figura 29) viene dada por la armadura transversal, podria ocurrir que la reduccion del esfuerzo axil afectase de forma mas significativa a la resistencia de la junta de construccion que a la del propio pilar, de forma que el fallo se produjese en la junta.
These bundles which did not arise directly from the axil of the rachilla but were derived from the vascular cylinder formed at the disc of insertion of the distal florets were called as sub-vascular bundles (Figure 4E and F).
The remaining studies were conducted in temperate areas of Buenos Aires Province: Vucetich & Rossi (1980) described the chemical characteristics of water in the axils of Eryngium pandanifolium Cham & Schltdl.
Buds that develop on the plant at positions other than the leaf axil are termed adventitious buds.
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Then after they emerge, they open into pairs of slightly hairy leaves with a small red flower bud appearing in each axil.
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In paired-species comparisons, two-way ANOVA was used to determine the effect of species (with or without domatia) and leaf microhabitat (vein axil, midrib or blade) on (a) the proportion of fields at each location with mite evidence; (b) the total number of mites per field on each leaf, and (c) the number of beneficial mites per field on each leaf.