noun, plural pre·max·il·lae [pree-mak-sil-ee] /ˌpri mækˈsɪl i/. Anatomy, Zoology.
- premature delivery,
- premature ejaculation,
- premature labor,
- premature systole,
- premature-senility syndrome,
- premaxillary bone,
Origin of premaxilla
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Body of the premaxilla pointed and slightly decurved; its length and breadth less than the basis cranii.
Length of premaxilla less than two-and-a-half times that of the basis cranii.
These three teeth, which are implanted in the premaxilla, form a distinct group, to which the name of “incisor” is applied.
The small lacrimal bone anterior to the plate articulates with the maxilla and the premaxilla.Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds|M. Dale Arvey
Both the premaxilla and the maxilla develop processes which form a sheath for the vomer.Speciation in the Brazilian Spiny Rats|Joo Moojen