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English definition of “maxilla”

maxilla

noun [C] uk   /mækˈsɪl.ə/ ( plural maxillae /mækˈsɪl.iː/ ) specialized us  
the upper jaw bone that supports the upper teeth and forms part of the eye sockets and nasal cavity
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