pre maxillary

premaxilla

[pree-mak-sil-uh]
noun, plural premaxillae [pree-mak-sil-ee] . Anatomy, Zoology.
one of a pair of bones of the upper jaw of vertebrates, situated in front of and between the maxillary bones.

Origin:
1865–70; < Neo-Latin praemaxilla. See pre-, maxilla

premaxillary [pree-mak-suh-ler-ee] , adjective
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premaxilla (ˌpriːmækˈsɪlə)
 
n , pl -lae
either of two bones situated in the upper jaw between the maxillary bones
 
premax'illary
 
adj

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premaxilla pre·max·il·la (prē'māk-sĭl'ə)
n.
Either of two bones located in front of and between the maxillary bones in the upper jaw of vertebrates.

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