Medical Definition of Axillary

By | June 25, 2018

Medical Definition of Axillary


of, relating to, or located near the axillaaxillary lymph nodes –axillary temperature

Definition of axillary

plural axillaries

  one of the feathers arising from the axilla and closing the space between the flight feathers and body of a flying bird

Recent Examples of axillary from the Web

The test, called Oncotype DX, is designed for women with the most common type of breast cancer, which accounts for half of all breast cancer cases in the US: hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, and axillary node-negative cancer.
julia belluz, Vox, “Many breast cancer patients don’t need chemo, a precision medicine study just found,” 5 June 2018
The removal of 28 of my  lymph nodes means that every few days, excess fluid collects in my arm, causing it to turn pitted and spongy until my hand swells up like a Mickey Mouse glove.
sascha cohen, SELF, “I Felt Like I Deserved My Breast Cancer,” 17 May 2018
Last season, doctors diagnosed Oberg, 26, with  artery thrombosis (blood clots) in his right arm and shoulder.
patrick saunders, The Denver Post, “Scott Oberg, back from blood clot scare, in the mix for Rockies’ bullpen,” 13 Feb. 2017

Definition of axillary

1 : of, relating to, or located near the axilla
2 : situated in or growing from an axil 


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