1. maxillary

noun. the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium.


  • upper jawbone
  • maxilla
  • upper jaw
  • hard palate
  • jaw
  • intermaxillary suture

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Example sentences of the word maxillary

1. Adjective
As far as outline and size go, maxillary teeth are all pretty similar to one another.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Your mouth is divided into four quadrants: right maxillary** quadrant, left maxillary quadrant, right mandibular quadrant and the left mandibular quadrant.