- of, relating to, or affecting the jaws and the face: maxillofacial surgery.
Origin of maxillofacial
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- of, relating to, or affecting the upper jawbone and facemaxillofacial surgery
C20: from maxilla + -o- + facial
- Relating to or involving the maxilla and the face.
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