of or relating to a jaw, jawbone, or maxilla.
a maxilla or maxillary bone.
- in·ter·max·il·lar·y, adjective
- post·max·il·lar·y, adjective
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How to use maxillary in a sentence
Auradkar also wondered how the pb gene determined the orientation of the maxillary palps.Animals have an internal ‘GPS’ that tells body parts where to grow | Ethan Bier/The Conversation | November 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
High cheek bones and prominent maxillary muscles enhanced the truculence indicated by his chin.Dope | Sax Rohmer
The doctors jaw set so hard that his tanned skin whitened over the maxillary muscles.Cursed | George Allan England
The Phrynid are very peculiar looking animals, the anterior legs being very long and slender and the maxillary palpi very large.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects | C. V. Riley
The maxillary palpi vary in number, many having two on each maxilla and others only one.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4) | William Kirby
The front branch of the two is the ophthalmic branch of the adult, and the hind branch the inferior maxillary branch.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour