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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Frontal process of maxilla unites superiorly to the orbital process of the frontal bone, ventrally to the nasal bone and dorsally to the lacrimal bone (Sicher, Testut & Latarjet and Orts-Llorca; Parkes et al.
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.
The sac being directly visible and adequate removal of lacrimal bone and frontal process of maxilla avoids the injury to the lateral wall of the lacrimal sac and common canaliculus.