- of or relating to a jaw, jawbone, or maxilla.
- a maxilla or maxillary bone.
Origin of maxillary
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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
- Of or relating to a jaw or jawbone, especially the upper one.
- A maxillar; a jawbone.