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supermaxilla

[soo-per-mak-sil-uh] /ˌsu pər mækˈsɪl ə/
noun, plural supermaxillae
[soo-per-mak-sil-ee] /ˌsu pər mækˈsɪl i/ (Show IPA)
1.
the upper jaw.
Origin of supermaxilla
From New Latin; See origin at super-, maxilla
Related forms
supermaxillary
[soo-per-mak-suh-ler-ee, -mak-sil-uh-ree] /ˌsu pərˈmæk səˌlɛr i, -mækˈsɪl ə ri/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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