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1. Of or relating to the lower jaw: a submaxillary fracture.
2. Situated beneath the maxilla: the submaxillary salivary glands.
n. pl. sub·max·il·lar·ies
An anatomical part, such as a gland or nerve, that is situated beneath the maxilla.
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(Anatomy) of, relating to, or situated close to the lower jaw
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(sʌbˈmæk səˌlɛr i, ˌsʌb mækˈsɪl ə ri)

of or pertaining to the lower jaw or lower jawbone.
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