maxilla defined in 1951 yearmaxilla - maxilla;
maxilla - (1) One of the (dermal) bones of the upper jaw of vertebrates (and of the face in man) which carries all of the upper teeth, except incisors. (2) Sometimes used for the whole upper jaw of vertebrates. (3) One of a pair of mouth-parts in insects, Crustacea, and Myriapoda, lying behind the mandibles; assists in eating.
near maxilla in Knolik
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