Subdivision of head that consists of the upper jaw skeletal elements plus associated soft tissue (skin, lips, muscle)[cjm]. [ ]

Synonyms: maxillary part of mouth

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, vertebrate_core


See notes for jaw w.r.t skeletal element vs subdivision of head.

depicted by

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 related synonym

dorsal mandibular arch

palatoquadrate arch

alveolodental arch of bimaxilla

upper pharyngeal jaws

maxillary part of mouth proper

dorsal pharyngeal arch 1

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]