maxilla

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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). Confer with similarly formed āla - axilla.

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Noun[edit]

maxilla f (genitive maxillae); first declension

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

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

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

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References[edit]

  • maxilla in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • maxilla in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “maxilla”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • maxilla in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette

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Noun[edit]

maxilla f (plural maxillas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of maxila