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"

Exact synonyms: Armpit, Axilla, Axillary Cavity
Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Terms within: Arteria Axillaris, Axillary Artery
Group relationships: Shoulder
Derivative terms: Axillary

Medical Definition of Axillary fossa

1. The underarm area. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Axillary Fossa

axilla thermometer
axillary anaesthesia
axillary arch
axillary arch muscle
axillary artery
axillary cavity
axillary dissection
axillary fascia
axillary fold
axillary fossa (current term)
axillary glands
axillary hair
axillary hairs
axillary line
axillary lymph nodes
axillary nerve
axillary nerve injury
axillary neuropathy
axillary node
axillary plexus
axillary region
axillary sheath
axillary space
axillary sweat glands

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 ..."

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