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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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For the first few months, the infant underwent a nonsurgical "nasoalveolar shaping" procedure to align the soft tissues of the upper jaw.
A Hawley retainer for the upper jaw and a clear overlay retainer for the lower jaw were applied for approximately 1 year.
Other guitar strings are fixed at two points on the lower jaw and three points on the upper jaw with a round string connecting each part to model each lip.
An orthodontist can widen the child's palate so the upper jaw expands, and that in turn expands the nasal passages.
"After a consolidation period of four days following the surgery at FMRI, the mid-face and upper jaw was pulled forward 1 mm a day.
She suffered overbite, where the lower jaw is too far behind her upper jaw.
Early diagnosis and manageA[degrees]ment of congenital, developing and skeletal abnormalities in children (7A[degrees]14 years) like excessive or defiA[degrees]cient maxilla (upper jaw), excesA[degrees]sive or deficient mandible (lower jaw), and protruded or retruded chin can be treated by fixed or removable functional growth modA[degrees] ulation appliances.
The harrowing injuries suffered by Stephen Power from Cardiff included breaks to his cheek bones, eye sockets, arms and upper jaw, as well as a fractured skull.
Lures were embedded in the upper jaw. After release, bass were evaluated by their behaviors including time to return to nest, abandonment of the nest, and guarding behavior.
The main characteristics that separate it from other bass is that the upper jaw extends beyond the rear edge of the eye and the first and second dorsal fins have a deep dip between them.
al-Aouf said that his invention is about a new surgical method to expand the upper jaw bone builder, known as ''al-Aouf method,'' in addition to inventing a device to expand the jaws bone builder known as ''al-Aouf device.'' He added that the new methods of treatment are used in the cases of a narrow upper jaw and asymmetric upper jaw deformation.