[ mak-suh-ler-ee, mak-sil-uh-ree ]

  1. of or relating to a jaw, jawbone, or maxilla.

noun,plural max·il·lar·ies.
  1. a maxilla or maxillary bone.

Origin of maxillary

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

Other words from maxillary

  • in·ter·max·il·lar·y, adjective
  • post·max·il·lar·y, adjective

Words Nearby maxillary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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