Relating to the maxilla, or upper jaw.

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max·il·lary 'mak-sə-.ler-ē, chiefly Brit mak-'sil-ə-rē adj of, relating to, being, or associated with a maxilla <\maxillary teeth> <\maxillary sinusitis>
maxillary n, pl -lar·ies
1) MAXILLA (2b)
2) a maxillary part (as a nerve or blood vessel)

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  • maxillary — [mak′sə ler΄ē, mak sil′ə rē] adj. [L maxillaris] designating, of, or near the jaw or jawbone, esp. the upper one; relating to a maxilla or maxillae n. pl. maxillaries a maxillary bone; maxilla …   English World dictionary

  • maxillary — 1620s, from L. maxilla (see MAXILLA (Cf. maxilla)) + ARY (Cf. ary) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Maxillary — Not to be confused with Axillary. Maxillary means related to the maxilla (upper jaw bone) . Terms containing maxillary include: Maxillary artery Maxillary nerve Maxillary prominence Maxillary sinus This disambigu …   Wikipedia

  • Maxillary — Maxillar Max il*lar, Maxillary Max il*la*ry, a. [L. maxillaris, fr. maxilla jawbone, jaw: cf. F. maxillaire.] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining to either the upper or the lower jaw, but now usually applied to the upper jaw only. n. The principal maxillary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maxillary — /mak seuh ler ee, mak sil euh ree/, adj., n., pl. maxillaries. adj. 1. of or pertaining to a jaw, jawbone, or maxilla. n. 2. a maxilla or maxillary bone. [1620 30; MAXILL(A) + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • maxillary — /mækˈsɪləri/ (say mak siluhree) adjective 1. of or relating to a jaw, jawbone, or maxilla. –noun (plural maxillaries) 2. a maxilla or maxillary bone …   Australian-English dictionary

  • maxillary — maxilla ► NOUN (pl. maxillae) 1) Anatomy the bone of the upper jaw. 2) Zoology (in arthropods) each of a pair of chewing mouthparts. DERIVATIVES maxillary adjective. ORIGIN Latin, jaw …   English terms dictionary

  • maxillary — adjective or noun see maxilla …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maxillary — 1) maxilla 2) adjective for maxilla …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • maxillary — adj. [L. maxilla, jaw] (ARTHROPODA) Of or pertaining to the maxilla …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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