Axillary furrow see plica jugalis

axillary incision (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Diptera, an incision on the inner margin of a wing, distinguishing the alula from the main part.

axillary lobe (ARTHRO: Insecta) One of the sclerites covering the base of a wing.

axillary membrane (ARTHRO: Insecta) The membrane of the wing base extending from the tegula at the base of the costal margin to the axillary cord at the base of the anal area.

axillary plate (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Odonata, a large plate hinged to the tergum, supported by an arm from the pleural wing process.

axillary region (ARTHRO: Insecta) That area of a wing base that contains the axillary sclerites.

axillary sclerites (ARTHRO: Insecta) Small plates between the notum and base of the wing, functioning in wing-flexing; sometimes called ossicles or pteralia.

axillary vein (ARTHRO: Insecta) A vein in the anal area of the hind wing.

axis n.; pl. axes [L. axis, axle] A line of reference around, along or across where symmetry is established or gradients measured.

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