maxillofacial

[mak-sil-oh-fey-shuh l]

adjective Anatomy.

of, relating to, or affecting the jaws and the face: maxillofacial surgery.

Nearby words

  1. maxillary process,
  2. maxillary sinus,
  3. maxillary vein,
  4. maxilliped,
  5. maxillodental,
  6. maxillomandibular,
  7. maxillotomy,
  8. maxim,
  9. maxim gun,
  10. maxima

Origin of maxillofacial

First recorded in 1920–25; maxill(a) + -o- + facial

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British Dictionary definitions for maxillofacial

maxillofacial

adjective

of, relating to, or affecting the upper jawbone and facemaxillofacial surgery

Word Origin for maxillofacial

C20: from maxilla + -o- + facial

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Medicine definitions for maxillofacial

maxillofacial

[măk-sĭl′ō-fāshəl]

adj.

Relating to or involving the maxilla and the face.

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