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Definition of the noun Maxillae

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  1. irregular plural of maxilla

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Google previewA Natural History of the British Lepidoptera (1904)

A Text-book for Students and Collectors by James William Tutt

Between them and the maxillae is a fusiform strip, 8mm. long and imm. wide at middle, the ist femur.

Google previewThe Micrographic Dictionary: Plates (1883)

by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey

Head of Blaäa orientait», boxa, before, a, antennae, cut off ; 6, epicranium ; c, eyes ; d, clypeus ; e, labmm ; g, maxillae ; A, maxillary palpi ; k, labial palpi. 2. Head of Blatta orientali», under portion, a, stipes ; A, palp of maxilla ; •', palpiger ; k, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1901)

by Chalmers Watson

The cause is nearly always a direct blow upon the face in the region of one or both superior maxillae, such as the kick of a horse, a blow with a truncheon, or wounds caused by artillery, especially segment shells. The disrupting force may be ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

MAXILLAE SETOSAE McKENNY-HUGHES, ALFRED WESTON. 854 Stipes broadly attached to Cardo basally, bears a movable Palpus laterally, and is attached to Galea and Lacinea distally. Stipes modified into a piercing device in some ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

Biting mandibles; second maxillae incompletely fused. Fore- wings similar in shape and texture to hind-wings, which do not fold. In most species the majority of individuals are wingless. Short, jointed cerci. Six or eight Malpighian tubes. Young ...

Google previewAne's Encyclopedic Dictionary of General & Applied Entomology (2009)

by Manjit Singh Dhooria

Jaws: In insects there are two horizontally moving jaws, namely the 'mandibles' or the upper lips, and the 'maxillae' or the lower lips. In biting insects (e.g., cockroaches and beetles), the mandibles are highly sclerotized and toothed.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Biventres maxillae seu digastrici. Sterno-mastoidei. Mylo-hyoidei. Genio-hyoidei. Genio-hyoglossi. Sternad by Latissimi colli. Digastrici. Mylo-hyoidei. Genio- hyoidei. Genio-hyoglossi. Coraco-hyoidei. Sterno-hyoidei. Thyro-hyoidei.

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Scrabble value of M3A1X8I1L1L1A1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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