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maxillary

[ mak-suh-ler-ee, mak-sil-uh-ree ]
/ ˈmæk səˌlɛr i, mækˈsɪl ə ri /
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adjective
of or relating to a jaw, jawbone, or maxilla.
noun, plural max·il·lar·ies.
a maxilla or maxillary bone.
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Origin of maxillary

First recorded in 1620–30; maxill(a) + -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM maxillary

in·ter·max·il·lar·y, adjectivepost·max·il·lar·y, adjective
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Medical definitions for maxillary

maxillary
[ măksə-lĕr′ē ]

adj.
Of or relating to a jaw or jawbone, especially the upper one.
n.
A maxillar; a jawbone.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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