intermaxilla

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Etymology: New Latin, from inter- + maxilla

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intermaxilla /in-tər-mak-silˈə/
noun
The premaxilla
ORIGIN: L inter between, and maxilla a jawbone
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intermaxˈillary (or /-ilˈ/) adjective
1. Of the intermaxilla
2. Between the maxillaries
noun
The intermaxilla

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intermaxilla Anat.
(ˌɪntəmækˈsɪlə)
Pl. .
[mod.L., f. inter- 3 + maxilla.]
Each of two bones situated between the maxillary bones of the upper jaw, in man small and soon fusing with these, but in most mammals large, distinct, and situated in front of them (thus more often called premaxillæ or premaxillary bones).
in Ogilvie (Annandale). in Syd. Soc. Lex.

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  • Intermaxilla — In ter*max*il la, n.; pl. {Intermaxill[ae]}. (Anat.) See {Premaxilla}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intermaxilla — n. [L. inter, between; maxilla, jaw] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The maxillary lobe …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • intermaxilla — SYN: incisive bone …   Medical dictionary

  • intermaxilla — n. bone which forms part of the upper jaw bone (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intermaxilla — in·ter·maxilla …   English syllables

  • Intermaxillae — Intermaxilla In ter*max*il la, n.; pl. {Intermaxill[ae]}. (Anat.) See {Premaxilla}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intermaxillary — In ter*max il*la*ry, a. (Anat.) (a) Between the maxillary bones. (b) Of or pertaining to the intermaxill[ae]. n. An intermaxilla. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Premaxilla — Pre max*il la, n.; pl. {Premaxill[ae]}. [NL. See {Pre }, and {Maxilla}.] (Anat.) A bone on either side of the middle line between the nose and mouth, forming the anterior part of each half of the upper jawbone; the intermaxilla. In man the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Premaxillae — Premaxilla Pre max*il la, n.; pl. {Premaxill[ae]}. [NL. See {Pre }, and {Maxilla}.] (Anat.) A bone on either side of the middle line between the nose and mouth, forming the anterior part of each half of the upper jawbone; the intermaxilla. In man …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bone — is the substance that forms the skeleton of the body. It is composed chiefly of calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate. It also serves as a storage area for calcium, playing a large role in calcium balance in the blood. The 206 bones in the body …   Medical dictionary

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