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axil

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

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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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