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max·il·la

 (măk-sĭl′ə)
n. pl. max·il·lae (măk-sĭl′ē) or max·il·las
1. Anatomy Either of a pair of bones of the human skull fusing in the midline and forming the upper jaw.
2. A homologous bone of the skull in other vertebrates.
3. Either of two laterally moving appendages situated behind the mandibles in insects and most other arthropods.

[Latin, jawbone.]

maxilla

(mækˈsɪlə)
n, pl -lae (-liː)
1. (Zoology) the upper jawbone in vertebrates. See jaw1
2. (Zoology) any member of one or two pairs of mouthparts in insects and other arthropods used as accessory jaws
[C17: New Latin, from Latin: jaw]
maxillar, maxˈillary adj

max•il•la

(mækˈsɪl ə)

n., pl. max•il•lae (mækˈsɪl i)
1. an upper jaw or jawbone.
2. one of the paired appendages immediately behind the mandibles of arthropods.
[1670–80; < New Latin; Latin maxilla lower jaw, diminutive of māla (<*maxlā) upper jaw, cheekbone]

max·il·la

(măk-sĭl′ə)
The upper part of the jaw in vertebrate animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maxilla - the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the craniummaxilla - the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium
hard palate - the bony part of the roof of the mouth
intermaxillary suture, sutura intermaxillaris - the suture between the two maxillae of the upper jawbone
jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
Translations

maxilla

[mækˈsɪlə] N (maxillae (pl)) [mækˈsɪliː]maxilar m superior

maxilla

n (pl -lae) maxilar m superior
References in periodicals archive ?
The maxillary line bisects the lacrimal sac such that the frontal process of maxilla covers anterior half of the sac and thin lacrimal bone covers the posterior half.
After removal of the tumour, corresponding lacrimal bone and frontal process of maxilla were drilled with formation of a round-shaped window 1cm in diametre until the medial wall of the lacrimal sac was exposed.
When measures were compared between male and female skulls, there was significant difference, being male measures of nasal bones and frontal process of maxilla larger than female.