Subdivision of head that consists of the upper jaw skeletal elements plus associated soft tissue (skin, lips, muscle)[cjm]. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_jaw ]

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Subsets

uberon_slim, vertebrate_core

comment
  • See notes for jaw w.r.t skeletal element vs subdivision of head.
definition
  • Subdivision of head that consists of the upper jaw skeletal elements plus associated soft tissue (skin, lips, muscle)[cjm].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Gray189.png
external definition
  • Superior maxillary arch located on the anterior and lateral sides of the skull.[AAO]
external ontology notes
  • Note isa/partof difference MA/FMA
has exact synonym
  • maxillary part of mouth
has related synonym
  • maxillary part of mouth proper
  • palatoquadrate arch
  • alveolodental arch of bimaxilla
  • upper pharyngeal jaws
  • dorsal pharyngeal arch 1
  • dorsal mandibular arch
homology notes
  • Subsequent vertebrate evolution has also involved major alterations to the pharynx; perhaps the most notable occurred with the evolution of the gnathostomes. This involved substantial modifications to the most anterior pharyngeal segments, with the jaw forming from the first, anterior, pharyngeal segment, while the second formed its supporting apparatus, the hyoid.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0001709

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