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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The upper angle between a lateral organ, such as a leaf, and the stem that bears it.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The armpit, or axilla (which see).
  • noun In botany, the angle formed between the upper side of a leaf and the stem or branch to which it is attached; in cryptogams, the angle formed by the branching of a frond.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The angle or point of divergence between the upper side of a branch, leaf, or petiole, and the stem or branch from which it springs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany The angle or point of divergence between the upper side of a branch, leaf, or petiole, and the stem or branch from which it springs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin axilla, armpit.]

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Latin axilla.

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