submaxillary

[suhb-mak-suh-ler-ee, suhb-mak-sil-uh-ree]
adjective
of or pertaining to the lower jaw or lower jawbone.

Origin:
1780–90; sub- + maxillary

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submaxillary (ˌsʌbmækˈsɪlərɪ)
 
adj
of, relating to, or situated close to the lower jaw

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submaxillary sub·max·il·lar·y (sŭb-māk'sə-lěr'ē)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the lower jaw; mandibular.

  2. Situated beneath the maxilla.

n.
An anatomical part, such as a gland or nerve, situated beneath the maxilla.
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Two small ganglia, the otic and the submaxillary, are connected with the mandibular nerve.
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