axillo-, axill-, axil-
(Latin: armpit; angle; borrowed directly from Latin ala which meant both "wing" and "the hollow under a wing or an arm")
The lymphatic glands in the armpits are important, because in poisoned wounds of an arm, they may become inflamed, resulting in abscess (inflamed tissue and pus); and still more, because in cancer of the breast, they may become infected with cancer, and have to be removed with the breast.
Wounds in an armpit are dangerous for the outer, front, and back walls, because large blood vessels are located there.
An axil is known as the angle that is formed by a leaf or branch with the stem.
The axillary section of the subclavian (under the collarbone) artery that distributes blood to the axilla, chest, shoulder, and upper extremities.
When Sally's little brother tickled her axillary nerves, she couldn't keep herself from laughing and, after a while, it started to be painful to laugh so much!