upper jawbone

noun
the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium
Syn: ↑upper jaw, ↑maxilla, ↑maxillary
Derivationally related forms: ↑maxillary (for: ↑maxillary)
Hypernyms: ↑jaw

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