premaxilla

[ pree-mak-sil-uh ]
/ ˌpri mækˈsɪl ə /

noun, plural pre·max·il·lae [pree-mak-sil-ee]. /ˌpri mækˈsɪl i/. Anatomy, Zoology.

one of a pair of bones of the upper jaw of vertebrates, situated in front of and between the maxillary bones.

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Origin of premaxilla

From the New Latin word praemaxilla, dating back to 1865–70. See pre-, maxilla

OTHER WORDS FROM premaxilla

pre·max·il·lar·y [pree-mak-suh-ler-ee], /priˈmæk səˌlɛr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for premaxilla

premaxilla
/ (ˌpriːmækˈsɪlə) /

noun plural -lae (-liː)

either of two bones situated in the upper jaw between the maxillary bones

Derived forms of premaxilla

premaxillary, adjective
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Medical definitions for premaxilla

premaxilla
[ prē′măk-sĭlə ]

n.

Either of two bones located in front of and between the maxillary bones in the upper jaw of vertebrates.
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