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axil

the angle between the upper surface of a branch or leafstalk and the stem from which it grows

Axil

 

in plants, the point of divergence between a leaf and a branch. The axils of seed plants usually contain one or more axillary, or lateral, buds, from which may develop a leaf shoot or a branchlet of an inforescence, flower, thorn, or tendril.

axil

[′ak·səl]
(biology)
The angle between a structure and the axis from which it arises, especially for branches and leaves.
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Inflorescences simple, without vegetative leaves, borne near base of younger stems in axils of deciduous earliest leaves, mostly single but occasionally in pairs, 3.
Water volume was considered as a possible element of choice by anurans, as well as the physical characteristics per sampled plant (the water volume in the leaf axils and in the plant centre, the number of leaves and leaf axils, base width and biggest leaf length, the biggest diameter and plant height - from the rosette base to the top of the highest leaf).
Se trata de un aspecto de gran importancia porque gran parte de la resistencia a cortante de los pilares depende del axil que los solicita.
In subsequent years, true leaves are produced in the axil of the spines after rain.
Ghirshman in his preliminary report on Level Axil noted (1964: 4-5) the discovery of more than two hundred figurines, mostly fragmentary, found in an open space adjacent to the "grand batiment central.
Usually located in major vein axils, they are used by mites, typically fungivorous or predatory species, for shelter and breeding (O'Dowd and Willson, 1989; Pemberton and Turner, 1989; Walter and Denmark, 1991; Willson, 1991; O'Dowd and Pemberton, 1994; Rozario, 1995a).
The blossoms appear from each leaf axil, dangling underneath the leaf pair.
Tagamet is losing market share to every drug out there--Zantac, Pepcid and Axil," says David Saks, senior vice president in charge of health care investment research for Wedbush Morgan Securities.
The Terix management staff shares a background of many years of experience bringing industry-leading solutions to the marketplace at such notable companies as Hewlett Packard, Digital Equipment Corporation, Axil Workstations, Pinnacle Data Systems, and Pyramid Technology.
Prior to that she was with Axil Computer, a subsidiary of Hyundai Electronics, where she was the first in-house lawyer and also established Axil Computer's legal department.