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[mak-suh-ler-ee, mak-sil-uh-ree] /ˈmæk səˌlɛr i, mækˈsɪl ə ri/

of or relating to a jaw, jawbone, or .
noun, plural maxillaries.
a or maxillary bone.

1620s, from Latin maxilla (see maxilla) + -ary.

maxillary max·il·lar·y (māk’sə-lěr’ē)
Of or relating to a jaw or jawbone, especially the upper one. n.
A maxillar; a jawbone.


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