axillary fossa

noun
the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
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they were up to their armpits in water

Syn: ↑armpit, ↑axilla, ↑axillary cavity
Derivationally related forms: ↑axillary (for: ↑axilla)
Hypernyms: ↑cavity, ↑bodily cavity, ↑cavum
Part Holonyms: ↑shoulder
Part Meronyms: ↑axillary artery, ↑arteria axillaris

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noun
: axilla 1

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • axillary cavity — noun the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder they were up to their armpits in water • Syn: ↑armpit, ↑axilla, ↑axillary fossa • Derivationally related forms: ↑axillary (for: ↑a …   Useful english dictionary

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