- of or relating to a jaw, jawbone, or maxilla.
- a maxilla or maxillary bone.
Origin of maxillary
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Examples from the Web for maxillary
Maxillary palpi: the first pair of palpi, borne on the maxilla.
Maxillary segment: the sixth segment of the head, bearing the maxillae.
Palpuli: the maxillary palpi in Lepidoptera, when visibly developed.
He lifted his eyebrows; but I saw his maxillary muscles twitching.The Plum Tree
David Graham Phillips
He could shift to either Foot and he kept his Maxillary covered.Ade's Fables
Word Origin and History for maxillary
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to a jaw or jawbone, especially the upper one.
- A maxillar; a jawbone.
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