axillary gland

axillary gland

n.
Any of numerous nodes situated around axillary veins that receive lymphatic drainage from the upper limb, pectoral girdle, and mammary gland. Also called axillary lymph node.
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" This applies to early small lumps with no metastasis in axillary glands. In our present knowledge, a big lump and presence of enlarged glands in the armpit disqualify you.
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