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premaxilla

 [pre-mak´sĭ-lah]
a separate element derived from the median nasal processes in the embryo, which later fuses with the maxilla.
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pre·max·il·la

(prē'mak-sil'ă),
1. ☆ official atlternate term for incisive bone
2. The central isolated bony part in a complete bilateral cleft of the lip.
[pre- + L. maxilla, jawbone]
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premaxilla

(prē′măk-sĭl′ə)
n. pl. pre·maxillae (-măk-sĭl′ē)
Either of two bones located in front of and between the maxillary bones in the upper jaw of vertebrates.

pre·max′il·lar′y (-măk′sə-lĕr′ē) adj.
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pre·max·il·la

(prē'mak-sil'ă)
1. Synonym(s): incisive bone.
2. Central isolated bony part in a complete bilateral cleft of the lip.
[pre- + L. maxilla, jawbone]
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