Definition of maxillary in English:

maxillary

Syllabification: max·il·lar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈmaksəˌlerē
 
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adjective

Anatomy & Zoology
1Of or attached to a jaw or jawbone, especially the upper jaw: a maxillary fracture maxillary teeth
More example sentences
  • Regarding the marked size decrease of maxillary to premaxillary teeth, it seems likely that relative size of the teeth is allometrically and ontogenetically controlled.
  • The upper dentition, based on socket size, is slightly heterodont, with smaller premaxillary teeth and larger maxillary teeth.
  • The teeth most often missing are the third molars, second premolars, and maxillary lateral incisors, and other teeth may be reduced in size.
1.1Of or relating to the maxillae of an arthropod.
More example sentences
  • It is visible in the third antennal segment, but not the maxillary palps or larval chemosensory organs.
  • These hybridization results show that the gene is expressed in two olfactory organs: the third antennal segment and the maxillary palp.
  • Labial and maxillary palps are transformed to legs (arrows).

Origin

early 17th century: from maxilla, probably suggested by Latin maxillaris.

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