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maxillary

[mak-suh-ler-ee, mak-sil-uh-ree] /ˈmæk səˌlɛr i, mækˈsɪl ə ri/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a jaw, jawbone, or maxilla.
noun, plural maxillaries.
2.
a maxilla or maxillary bone.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; maxill(a) + -ary
Related forms
intermaxillary, adjective
postmaxillary, adjective
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Examples from the web 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.
Word Origin and History for maxillary
adj.

1620s, from Latin maxilla (see maxilla) + -ary.

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maxillary in Medicine

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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