One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Zoology and Anatomy. Situated beneath the axilla.
2Botany. Arising from or situated beneath an axil.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Salmon (1644–1713), medical empiric and author. From post-classical Latin subaxillaris from sub- + axillaris; compare -ary.
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