Origin of premaxilla
First Known Use: 1866
Medical Definition of premaxilla
plural premaxillae \-ē\play
: either member of a pair of bones of the upper jaw of vertebrates situated between and in front of the maxillae that in humans form the median anterior part of the superior maxillary bones but in most other mammals are distinct and bear the incisor teeth and in birds coalesce to form the principal part of the upper mandible—called also incisive bone
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