Definition of Maxilla. Meaning of Maxilla. Synonyms of Maxilla

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Definition of Maxilla

Maxilla
Maxilla Max*il"la, n.; pl. Maxill[ae]. [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["o]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.

Meaning of Maxilla from wikipedia

- The maxilla (plural: maxillae /mækˈsɪliː/) in animals is the upper fixed bone of the jaw formed from the fusion of two maxillary bones. The upper jaw...
- process of frontal bone from the frontal bone Zygomatic process of maxilla from the maxilla (malar process) Zygomatic process of temporal bone from the temporal...
- jaw and holds the lower teeth in place. The mandible sits beneath the maxilla. It is the only movable bone of the skull (discounting the ossicles of...
- of the mouth, the palatine process of maxilla (palatal process), is a thick, horizontal process of the maxilla. It forms the anterior three quarters of...
- bones are the maxilla and the mandible. The curved part of each alveolar process on the jaw is called the alveolar arch. On the maxilla, the alveolar...
- In arthropods, the maxillae (singular maxilla) are paired structures present on the head as mouthparts in members of the clade Mandibulata, used for tasting...
- The frontal process of maxilla is a strong plate, which projects upward, medialward, and backward from the maxilla, forming part of the lateral boundary...
- permanent teeth. Cherubism is a rare autosomal dominant disease of the maxilla and mandible. Approximately 200 cases have been reported by medical journals...
- shaped bony protuberances which extend from the inferior margin of the maxilla, and the maxillary sinuses. Continuity of this structure is a keystone...
- rich and varied, with mountains on one side and lagoons on the other. A maxilla (almost complete, with a number of teeth), a molar, a fibula, and four...
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