[ mak-sil-oh-fey-shuh l ]
/ mækˌsɪl oʊˈfeɪ ʃəl /

adjective Anatomy.

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


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Origin of maxillofacial

First recorded in 1920–25; maxill(a) + -o- + facial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for maxillofacial

/ (mækˌsɪləʊˈfeɪʃəl, ˌmæksɪləʊ-) /


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

Word Origin for maxillofacial

C20: from maxilla + -o- + facial
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for maxillofacial

[ măk-sĭl′ō-fāshəl ]


Relating to or involving the maxilla and the face.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.