Alteration by association with -ary of the French axillaire (“of the axilla”), itself an alteration of the earlier forms aisselliere and aissellaire, both from the assumed Latin etymon *axillāris, from axilla (“armpit”), diminutive form of the assumed *axula.
axillary (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to the axilla or armpit
- (botany) Situated in, or rising from, an axil; of or pertaining to an axil.
axillary (plural axillaries)
- Alternative form of