maxillary

[mak-suh-ler-ee, mak-sil-uh-ree]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a jaw, jawbone, or maxilla.
noun, plural maxillaries.
2.
a maxilla or maxillary bone.

Origin:
1620–30; maxill(a) + -ary

intermaxillary, adjective
postmaxillary, adjective
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maxilla (mækˈsɪlə)
 
n , pl -lae
1.  See jaw the upper jawbone in vertebrates
2.  any member of one or two pairs of mouthparts in insects and other arthropods used as accessory jaws
 
[C17: New Latin, from Latin: jaw]
 
maxillar
 
adj
 
max'illary
 
adj

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maxillary
1620s, from maxilla + -ary.
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maxillary max·il·lar·y (māk'sə-lěr'ē)
adj.
Of or relating to a jaw or jawbone, especially the upper one. n.
A maxillar; a jawbone.

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Example sentences for maxillary
Maxillary first premolars and mandibular molars usually have two roots.
Microdontia of a single tooth is more likely to occur in a maxillary lateral incisor.
She became a patient herself, suffering from pneumonia and maxillary sinusitis.
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