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noun as in jaw

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Inside the fly’s head are protractor and retractor muscles, pulling and pushing at the base of the maxillae.

The pars facialis and frontal process of the maxilla are greatly reduced.

The palatine process of the nasal does not meet the frontal process of the maxilla.

The maxillary palpi vary in number, many having two on each maxilla and others only one.

One or more corneous sharp claws which arm the lobes of the Maxilla.

Toes four, three front ones webbed; bill thin and blade like, the maxilla longer than the mandible; tail slightly forked.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to maxilla, such as: bone, mouth, chops, jowl, mandible, and muzzle.

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