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One entry found for maxilla.
Main Entry: max·il·la
Pronunciation: mak-primarystresssil-schwa
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural max·il·lae /-primarystresssil-emacron, -primarystresssil-secondarystressimacr /; or maxillas
1 a : an upper jaw especially of a mammal in which the bony parts are closely united b : either of the two bones of the upper jaw in higher vertebrates including human beings that bear most of the teeth
2 : one of the first or second pair of mouth appendages behind the mandibles in various arthropods
- max·il·lary /primarystressmak-sschwa-secondarystressler-emacron/ adjective or noun

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