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
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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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Minimizing these complications involves detailed anatomical knowledge of nasal bony and cartilaginous structure, as well as of frontal process of maxilla, where osteotomy is performed (Parkes et al.).
Thick bone from the frontal process of maxilla and thin lacrimal bone was removed with Kerrison's punch forceps.
The flap was elevated backwards and the part of the lacrimal bone and frontal process of maxilla were punched out.