maxillofacial
adjective Date: circa 1923 of, relating to, or treating the maxilla and the face <
maxillofacial surgeons
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • maxillofacial — [mak sil΄ə fā′shəl] adj. of or having to do with the jaws and face [a maxillofacial surgeon] …   English World dictionary

  • maxillofacial — /mak sil oh fay sheuhl/, adj. Anat. of, pertaining to, or affecting the jaws and the face: maxillofacial surgery. [1920 25; MAXILL(A) + O + FACIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • maxillofacial — Pertaining to the jaws and face, particularly with reference to specialized surgery of this region. * * * max·il·lo·fa·cial fā shəl adj of, relating to, treating, or affecting the maxilla and the face <maxillofacial surgery> * * * adj.… …   Medical dictionary

  • maxillofacial — adjective of or relating to the upper jaw and face (particularly with reference to specialized surgery of the maxilla) maxillofacial surgery • Pertains to noun: ↑face • Topics: ↑surgery …   Useful english dictionary

  • maxillofacial — adjective Of or relating to the jaw and face. See Also: maxilla, facial …   Wiktionary

  • maxillofacial — [makˌsɪlə(ʊ) feɪʃ(ə)l, ˌmaksɪlə(ʊ) ] adjective Anatomy relating to the jaws and face. Origin C19: from maxillo (combining form of L. maxilla jaw ) + facial …   English new terms dictionary

  • maxillofacial — max·il·lo·facial …   English syllables

  • maxillofacial — adj. describing or relating to the region of the face, jaws, and related structures …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • maxillofacial — max•il•lo•fa•cial [[t]mækˌsɪl oʊˈfeɪ ʃəl[/t]] adj. anat. of, pertaining to, or affecting the jaws and the face • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • maxillofacial — /ˌmæksɪloʊˈfeɪʃəl/ (say .maksiloh fayshuhl) adjective of or relating to the cheek and face …   Australian English dictionary

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