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Definition of maxilla noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

maxilla

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//mækˈsɪlə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mækˈsɪlə//
 
(pl. maxillae
BrE BrE//mækˈsɪli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mækˈsɪli//
 
)
(anatomy)
 
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the jaw Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin, ‘jaw’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: maxilla