At the posteroventral corner of the naris a foramen opens onto the lateral surface of the maxilla.
maxillary palpi: the first pair of palpi, borne on the maxilla.
Odona: toothed: applied to Odonata by Fabricius because of the long teeth on the maxilla and labium.
Now these three lobes may be easily distinguished in the maxilla of Lepisma.
The respiratory plate of the second maxilla attains its full development and that on the first maxilla disappears.
It is wholly confined to the maxilla, not extending on to the nasals.
When the fracture is bilateral, the mandible falls backwards, so that the lower teeth lie behind those of the maxilla.
There is no operculum and no representative of the maxilla or premaxillae.
There are not more than two pairs of limbs behind the maxilla.
The jugal (fig. 11, 17) lies above the maxilla and overlaps it in front.
"jaw, jawbone," 1670s, from Latin maxilla "upper jaw," diminutive of mala "jaw, cheekbone." "Maxilla stands to mala as axilla, 'armpit,' stands to ala 'wing'" [Klein]. Related: Maxillar; maxilliform.
maxilla max·il·la (māk-sĭl'ə)
n. pl. max·il·las or max·il·lae (māk-sĭl'ē)
Either of a pair of irregularly shaped bones of the skull, fusing in the midline, supporting the upper teeth, and forming part of the eye sockets, hard palate, and nasal cavity; upper jaw.