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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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23)correlation between anterior mandibular angle and SN-MP was observed, with increase in SN-MP, the intermolar and intercanine distance was decreased in maxilla and mandibular arch.
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A computed tomography scan of the skull demonstrated a mixed-density soft tissue mass with extensive destruction of the right nasal bone, hard palate, maxilla, and frontal bone.
5 4 Cyst 3 60 2 40 5 Fungal Granuloma 3 75 1 25 Benign Tumours 6 Haemangioma 4 40 6 60 7 Squamous Cell Papilloma 3 50 3 50 8 Angiofibroma 3 100 0 0 9 Inverted Papilloma 3 100 0 0 10 Neurofibroma 1 100 0 0 11 Ossifying Fibroma of Maxilla 0 0 1 100 12 Pleomorphic Adenoma 1 100 0 0 13 Fibroma 2 66 1 33 Malignant Tumours 14 Sq.
Pre-oral spine was located at the median line between first maxilla suckers and is consisting of tapering spine carried on long eversible sheath, sleeve-like in shape, without scales, and the proximal part of pre-oral spine was somewhat thicker and longer than distal part (Figs.
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