maxilla

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maxilla

1. the upper jawbone in vertebrates
2. any member of one or two pairs of mouthparts in insects and other arthropods used as accessory jaws

maxilla

[mak′sil·ə]
(anatomy)
The upper jawbone.
The upper jaw.
(invertebrate zoology)
Either of the first two pairs of mouthparts posterior to the mandibles in certain arthropods.
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The maxillary bone showed an irregular, hard tumor mass measuring 7 x 5 x 5 cm with a central crater-shaped ulcer, 2.
Our patient 1 was radiologically diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia of the maxillary bone.
In some cases they have to remove the maxillary bones in order to find details that cannot be identified in any other way.