max·​il·​lo·​fa·​cial | \ mak-ˌsi-(ˌ)lō-ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce maxillofacial (audio) , ˌmak-sə-(ˌ)lō- \

Definition of maxillofacial

: of, relating to, or treating the maxilla and the face maxillofacial surgeons

Examples of maxillofacial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Freedom Pointe will include 402 apartments and townhomes, affiliates in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a hotel, according to the township. Jennifer Edwards Baker, The Enquirer, 20 July 2022 That’s because people who are under stress or have anxiety can develop parafunctional habits, Robert S. Glickman, D.M.D., chair and professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the NYU College of Dentistry, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, 20 Oct. 2020 Jakobsen had been woken up by doctors of the Sosnowiec hospital on Friday afternoon after undergoing five hours of maxillofacial surgery on Thursday night. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, 10 Aug. 2020 Firlit was a senior resident in the oral maxillofacial surgery program at Ascension Macomb Hospital. Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press, 10 Apr. 2020 And as jaw-dropping as the body control is, there's a less desirable maxillofacial sensation over rough pavement, which will set your teeth chattering. Jared Gall, Car and Driver, 14 Feb. 2020 Researchers recruited 10 maxillofacial surgeons to diagnose facial deformity in 66 portraits of 15 members of the Habsburg dynasty. Fox News, 4 Dec. 2019 In private practice for the last nine years with offices near Midway Airport and in south suburban Homewood, Alexander Katsnelson said the Lincolnshire facility will be the main office for his practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Steve Sadin,, 4 Oct. 2019 My wife, Annette, and I — a radiologist and an oral/maxillofacial surgeon — blended with nurse anesthetists; plastic and general surgeons; and OB/GYN, ER, and family physicians, several with family members but all united in a common cause. Robert Griffith, Dds,, 2 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of maxillofacial

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maxillofacial

maxilla + -o- + facial entry 1

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“Maxillofacial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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max·​il·​lo·​fa·​cial | \ -ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce maxillofacial (audio) \

Medical Definition of maxillofacial

: of, relating to, treating, or affecting the maxilla and the face maxillofacial surgery

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