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Meaning of maxilla

max•il•la

Pronunciation: (mak-sil'u), [key]
— pl. max•il•lae
  1. a jaw or jawbone, esp. the upper.
  2. one of the paired appendages immediately behind the mandibles of arthropods.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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