submaxilla

noun
sub·​maxilla | \ "+ \
plural submaxillae also submaxillas

Definition of submaxilla

: the lower jaw or inferior maxillary bone specifically : the human mandible

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History and Etymology for submaxilla

New Latin, from sub- + maxilla

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“Submaxilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submaxilla. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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