Definition of Maxillary

1. Noun. The jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the upper jaw.
Partainyms: Maxilla
Derivative terms: Maxilla

Definition of Maxillary

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the jaw or jawbone ¹

2. Noun. The jawbone ¹

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Definition of Maxillary

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Medical Definition of Maxillary

1. Pertaining to the maxilla. The irregularly shaped bone that with its fellow forms the upper jaw. Origin: L. Maxillaris This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maxillary

maxes out
maxillary (current term)
maxillary angle
maxillary antrum
maxillary artery
maxillary dentition
maxillary eminence
maxillary fractures
maxillary gland
maxillary hiatus
maxillary neoplasms
maxillary nerve
maxillary palp
maxillary plexus
maxillary process
maxillary process of embryo

Literary usage of Maxillary

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It then crosses the spheno-maxillary fossa, enters the orbit through the ... The orbital or temporo-malar branch arises in the spheno-maxillary fossa, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"Entire Resection of both Superior maxillary Bones. — The complete extirpation of both superior maxillary bones has been twice performed by ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"External maxillary artery, a disused name of the third branch of the external ... Internal maxillary artery, one of two terminal branches of the external ..."

4. The Comparative anatomy of the domesticated animals by Auguste Chauveau (1887)
"Internal maxillary Vein. Remarkable for its enormous volume, this vein creep? between the internal masseter muscle and the maxilla, in an oblique direction ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Dentistry: Including Anatomy, Physiology by Chapin Aaron Harris (1892)
"The Superior maxillary Bones, two in number, are in pairs, and united on the median line of the face. They occupy the anterior upper part of the face, ..."

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