submaxillary

[ suhb-mak-suh-ler-ee, suhb-mak-sil-uh-ree ]
/ sʌbˈmæk səˌlɛr i, ˌsʌb mækˈsɪl ə ri /

adjective

of or relating to the lower jaw or lower jawbone.

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Origin of submaxillary

First recorded in 1780–90; sub- + maxillary
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British Dictionary definitions for submaxillary

submaxillary
/ (ˌsʌbmækˈsɪlərɪ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or situated close to the lower jaw
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Medical definitions for submaxillary

submaxillary
[ sŭb-măksə-lĕr′ē ]

adj.

Of or relating to the lower jaw; mandibular.
Situated beneath the maxilla.

n.

An anatomical part, such as a gland or nerve, situated beneath the maxilla.
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