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maxilla
n. jaw, upper jawbone; mouth of many invertebrate animals

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Maxilla
The maxillae (plural: maxillae ) consist of upper palate of mouth or maxilla ; or two halves that are fused at the intermaxillary suture to form the upper jaw. This is similar to the mandible (lower jaw), which is also a fusion of two halves at the mandibular symphysis.

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maxilla

Noun
1. the upper jawbone in vertebrates; it is fused to the cranium
(synonym) upper jaw, upper jawbone
(hypernym) jaw
(part-meronym) hard palate


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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Maxilla
(n.)
The bone, or principal bone, of the upper jaw, the bone of the lower jaw being the mandible.
  
 
(n.)
The bone of either the upper or the under jaw.
  
 
(n.)
One of the lower or outer jaws of arthropods.
  

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Maxilla
The maxilla is the major bone of the upper jaw


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