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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
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The Canalis Sinuosus (CS) is a bone canal in the maxilla that branches from the infraorbital canal and ends laterally to the anterior nasal spine.
Their topics include optimal positioning of the dental implant, predictable esthetic anterior maxillary reconstruction with dental implants and maxillary tuberosity grafts, sinus elevation in the posterior maxilla using the lateral window approach, the interaction between implantology and orthognathic surgery, and peri-implant maintenance therapy for long-term success.
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Other common locations of DC are the third molar teeth of the maxilla, the maxillary canines, and the premolars of both jawbones (3).
A CT scan of the skull revealed rostroventral displacement of the left palatine bone from the maxilla and left lateral subluxation and lateral luxation of the pterygoid-parasphenoid-palatine complex and pterygoid-palatine articulation, respectively, and transverse fractures of the ipsilateral pterygoid bone, jugal arch, and palatine bone.
In cases of growth-development period, mandibular treatment is used to prevent and direct the development of mandibles in cases of mandibular origin with chin cap, and maxillary protraction treatments are performed with frequent face mask in cases of maxilla origin.
Malocclusion is a condition which occurs when the mandible and maxilla are in off balance position from each other or it can be defined as a condition that is deviated from normal occlusion of teeth.
We report such a rare case of calcifying fibrous pseudotumour of maxilla.
Other less common regions include the posterior tuberosity of the maxilla, the buccal mucosa, or the floor of the mouth.
Computed tomography (CT) revealed a hyperdense material in the left nasal cavity with prominent swelling in the soft tissue overlying the left maxilla (figure 1).
Many of the studies have shown that OKC occurs more in the mandible than in maxilla, with the posterior mandible being the commonest location according to published literature.