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premaxilla

[pree-mak-sil-uh] /ˌpri mækˈsɪl ə/
noun, plural premaxillae
[pree-mak-sil-ee] /ˌpri mækˈsɪl i/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology
1.
one of a pair of bones of the upper jaw of vertebrates, situated in front of and between the maxillary bones.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Neo-Latin praemaxilla. See pre-, maxilla
Related forms
premaxillary
[pree-mak-suh-ler-ee] /priˈmæk səˌlɛr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Altogether the premaxilla had seven teeth the third tooth was the largest.
British Dictionary definitions for premaxilla

premaxilla

/ˌpriːmækˈsɪlə/
noun (pl) -lae (-liː)
1.
either of two bones situated in the upper jaw between the maxillary bones
Derived Forms
premaxillary, adjective
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premaxilla in Medicine

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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