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Definition of Maxilla

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jaw, upper jawbone; mouth of many invertebrate animals
Maxilla Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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jaw (viewed externally)| lower part of the face; jaws/jaw-bones (usu. pl.)
Maxilla Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The bone, or principal bone, of the upper jaw, the bone of the lower jaw being the mandible.
  
(n.)
The bone of either the upper or the under jaw.
  
(n.)
One of the lower or outer jaws of arthropods.
  
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maxilla
\max*il"la\ (?), n.; pl. maxill? (#). [l., dim. of mala jaw, jawbone.]
1. (anat.) (a) the bone of either the upper or the under jaw. (b) the bone, or principal bone, of the upper jaw, the bone of the lower jaw being the mandible. [now commonly used in this restricted sense.]
2. (zo?l.) one of the lower or outer jaws of arthropods.
note: there are usually two pairs in crustacea and one pair in insects. in certain insects they are not used as jaws, but may form suctorial organs. see illust. under lepidoptera, and diptera. [
maxilla
n : the upper jawbone in vertebrates ; it is fused to the cranium [syn: upper jaw, upper jawbone]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the upper jawbone in vertebrates; it is fused to the cranium
(synonym) upper jaw, upper jawbone
(hypernym) jaw
(part-meronym) hard palate
Maxilla Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The maxillae (plural: maxillae ) consist of upper palate of mouth or maxilla ; or two halves that are fused at the intermaxillary suture to form the upper jaw. This is similar to the mandible (lower jaw), which is also a fusion of two halves at the mandibular symphysis.

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Maxilla Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Maxilla Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
The maxilla is the major bone of the upper jaw