Maxillae

What is Maxillae?

Maxillae meaning Part of the axial skeleton, which is made up of 80 bones.The maxillae compose the massive upper jaw bones. Joined by a sutura in the median plane, they contain the maxillary sinuses. A condition known as clef palate results when the two bones do not grow together normally before birth.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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