Maxillar Max"il*lar, Maxillary Max"il*la*ry, a. [L. maxillaris, fr. maxilla jawbone, jaw: cf. F. maxillaire.] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining to either the upper or the lower jaw, but now usually applied to the upper jaw only. -- n. The principal maxillary bone; the maxilla. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to a maxilla. [1913 Webster]

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