Pronunciation

mak-SIL-uh

Plural

maxillae [mak-SIL-ee, mak-SIL-iy]

Variations

 

Definition

  • Either of the two halves of the upper jaw, fused at the suture line, that contain the upper teeth. Commonly misused to indicate the entire upper jaw (the maxillae).

Related terms

mandible, maxillary