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(English) One of the two bones that comprise each half of the upper jaw, displaced inwards by the premaxilla in more modern Teleostei. It may bear teeth. Also called maxillary which is also the adjective: plural maxillae. (See also: mandible, jaws, teeth)
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(French) Un des deux os qui forment chaque moitié de la mâchoire supérieure ; maxillaires (pluriel). (See also: mandible, jaws, teeth)
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(Portuguese) Um dos dois ossos que formam cada metade da mandíbula superior. Plural de maxilae. (See also: mandible, jaws, teeth)

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