Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the jaw. maxillar.

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Usage examples "maxillary":

  1. The tomahawks, maxillary bones, some of the teeth, beads, and other bones, have been forwarded to the Smithsonian Institution at Washington, D. C., to be placed among the archives of that institution for exhibition, at which place they may be seen. - "A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204", H. C. Yarrow.
  2. Compared with Cratogeomys castanops rubellus Nelson and Goldman, found to the southeast, goldmani differs in: Body and skull smaller; zygomata less widely flaring; palate shorter; rostrum narrower; maxillary teeth smaller. - "Geographic Variation in the Pocket Gopher, Cratogeomys castanops, in Coahuila Mexico", Robert J. Russell Rollin H. Baker.
  3. F. Temporo- maxillary branch of external carotid artery. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.