Supramaxilla \Su`pra*max"il*la\, n.; pl. {Supramaxill[ae]}. (Anat.) The upper jaw or maxilla. [1913 Webster]

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  • supramaxilla — (plural supramaxillae)) the dermal bone(s) on the upper side of the posterior end of the maxilla. Salmonidae have one supramaxilla while Sternoptychidae have two. Lost in more advanced Teleostei. Also called supramaxillary, surmaxilla,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • supramaxilla — su·pra·max·il·la (so͞o prə măk sĭlʹə) n. pl. su·pra·max·il·lae ( măk sĭlʹē) The upper jaw or jawbone.   su pra·maxʹil·lar y ( măkʹsə lĕr ē) adj. & n. * * * …   Universalium

  • supramaxilla — Obsolete term for maxilla …   Medical dictionary

  • supramaxilla — su·pra·maxilla …   English syllables

  • supramaxilla — /suprəmækˈsɪlə/ (say soohpruhmak siluh) noun (plural supramaxillae /suprəmækˈsɪli/ (say soohpruhmak silee)) the upper jaw or jawbone. –supramaxillary, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • supramaxilla — “+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from supra + maxilla : one of the elements forming the upper jaw of various primitive bony fishes …   Useful english dictionary

  • supplemental bone or maxillary — supramaxilla …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • supramaxillary — supramaxilla …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • surmaxilla — supramaxilla …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • surmaxillary — supramaxilla …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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