HyperDic: upper_jaw

English > 1 sense of the expression upper jaw:
NOUNbodyupper jaw, upper jawbone, maxilla, maxillarythe jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium
English > upper jaw: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium.
Synonymsupper jawbone, maxilla, maxillary
Partshard palateThe bony part of the roof of the mouth
intermaxillary suture, sutura intermaxillarisThe suture between the two maxillae of the upper jawbone
BroaderjawThe part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
Spanishmandíbula superior, maxilar, maxilar superior
Catalanmandíbula superior, maxil·la, maxil·lar, maxil·lar superior

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