Definition of Maxillaria
1. Noun. Any of numerous orchids of the genus Maxillaria often cultivated for their large brilliantly colored solitary flowers.
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Literary usage of Maxillaria
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of Examinations: Upon Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, Practice of by John Livingston Ludlow (1867)
"Where are the ossa maxillaria superiora?— In the middle of the face, constituting the upper jaw. Where are the ossa palati situated? ..."
2. Exotic Flora: Containing Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare Or Otherwise by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1827)
"It cannot be separated from maxillaria; yet the pollen-masses differ remarkably from those of the hitherto published species of the genus, as characterised ..."
3. The Medical student's vade mecum by George Mendenhall (1857)
"What composes the FACE ? Fourteen bones ; thirteen of which are in the upper jaw. They are the ossa maxillaria superiora, ossa malarum, ossa nasi, ..."