noun max·il·lu·la \makˈsilyələ\

Definition of maxillula



  1. 1 :  either member of the first pair of maxillae of a crustacean

  2. 2 :  any of several lobes or appendages of an insect's mouthparts that may be homologous to the crustacean maxillula

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Origin and Etymology of maxillula

New Latin, from maxilla + -ula

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