maxillary

[ mak-suh-ler-ee, mak-sil-uh-ree ]
/ ˈmæk səˌlɛr i, mækˈsɪl ə ri /

adjective

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

noun, plural max·il·lar·ies.

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, adjectivepost·max·il·lar·y, adjective
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Medicine 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.
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