Definition of Axillary fossa
1. Noun. The hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder. "They were up to their armpits in water"
Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Terms within: Arteria Axillaris, Axillary Artery
Group relationships: Shoulder
Derivative terms: Axillary
Medical Definition of Axillary fossa
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Literary usage of Axillary fossa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Morris's Human Anatomy: A Complete Systematic Treatise by English and by Henry Morris, James Playfair McMurrich (1907)
"In the axillary fossa the cords are arranged around the axillary artery, ... In the axillary fossa the lower cord which forms the lower border of the plexus ..."
2. Anatomical Names: Especially the Basle Nomina Anatomica ("BNA") by Albert Chauncey Eycleshymer, Daniel Martin Schoemaker, Roy Lee Moodie, Wilhelm His (1917)
"... mandíbulas—31:65 articulares superiores atlantis—28:56 axillaris—27:10 axillaris—105:12 = axillary fossa axillary—27:10 axillary—'¡05:12 caecal—66:16 ..."