maxilla

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin maxilla (jaw), a diminutive of māla (jaw).

Noun[edit]

maxilla (plural maxillas or maxillae or maxillæ)

  1. Either of the two bones that together form the upper jaw.
  2. Arachnid mouthpart

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From māla (cheek, cheekbone).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maxilla f (genitive maxillae); first declension

  1. jaw, jawbone, bone of the upper jaw
  2. lower part of the face, jaws

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative maxilla maxillae
genitive maxillae maxillārum
dative maxillae maxillīs
accusative maxillam maxillās
ablative maxillā maxillīs
vocative maxilla maxillae

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

maxilla f (plural maxillas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of maxila.