The bone which normally forms the lateral upper jaw in osteichthyans, including tetrapods. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxilla http://palaeos.com/vertebrates/glossary/glossaryM.html ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

axiom lost from external ontology
  • relationship loss: overlaps autopalatine-maxillary joint (TAO:0001942)[TAO]
  • relationship loss: overlaps premaxillary-maxillary joint (TAO:0002260)[TAO]
comment
  • Fusion of maxilla + premaxilla
definition
  • The bone which normally forms the lateral upper jaw in osteichthyans, including tetrapods.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Gray189.png
external comment
  • In some teleosts, the maxilla is located postero-ventral to the supramaxilla. Commonly, the articular process of the maxilla articulates with the autopalatine and ethmoidal region antero-medially. The maxilla is usually the largest bone in the upper jaw assemblage.[TAO]
external definition
  • Dermal bone that forms part of the upper jaw, located antero-ventral to the premaxilla. The maxilla is a paired bone.[TAO]
  • Paired, intramembranous bone located on the lateral sides of the skull, posterior to the premaxillae.[AAO]
has broad synonym
  • upper jaw bone
has related synonym
  • maxillary bone
  • maxillae
id
  • UBERON:0002397

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