noun, plural pre·max·il·lae [pree-mak-sil-ee] /ˌpri mækˈsɪl i/. Anatomy, Zoology.
Origin of premaxilla
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Historical Examples of premaxillary
In M. aurantius the premaxillary bones are not in contact, and it differs from woodfordi in several other respects.
In specimens of woodfordi and melanops examined by me, the premaxillary bones are in contact.
The numbers of maxillary, premaxillary, and vomerine teeth are summarized in Table 5.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca
William E. Duellman
The nasal bone extends caudad as far as does the premaxillary; they terminate at the anterior border of the orbit.
The premaxillary bone, which constitutes most of the anterior part of the rostrum, is typically heteromyid in shape.