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- adj. Between the maxillae.
- n. An intermaxilla or premaxilla.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Between the maxillary bones.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the intermaxillæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated between the maxillary or upper jaw-bones: specifically applied to the intermaxilla or premaxilla.
- n. The intermaxilla or premaxilla; one of a pair of bones of the upper jaw, situated between or rather in front of the maxillary bones, and in relation with its fellow of the opposite side.
- n. One of the foremost pair of the upper jawbones in most teleostean fishes, once generally supposed to be homologous with the intermaxillary of the higher vertebrates.
- n. The intermaxillary lobe of an insect. See I.
Because of its coalescence with the maxillaries, the intermaxillary in man was not discovered until Vicq d'Azyr and Goethe found it separate in the embryo.
 But in seeking for the intermaxillary bone in man he was guided by its position relative to the maxillaries -- it must be the bone between the anterior ends of the maxillaries, a bone whose limits are indicated in the adult only by surface grooves.
In the majority of cases this wide gap in the alveolus in front can be filled by forcible fracture of the projecting intermaxillary bone, which is then carried into line with the normal alveolar arch and there sutured until osseous union is secured.
The inner surface of the intermaxillary bone and the opposing surface of the receding alveolus of the other side are freshened by slicing off the mucous covering.
In certain, fortunately rare and neglected, cases in which the intermaxillary bone is undeveloped the following procedure, which
His discovery of the intermaxillary bone in the human skull, and his theory that the lateral organs of a plant are but successive phases of the leaf, have given him an assured if modest place in the history of the development hypothesis.
It was by this confidence in finding in the hitherto unexplored domains of nature what reason demanded, that Goethe, from the analogies of the mammalian skeleton, discovered the intermaxillary bone in man; and Sir William
The eruption of the ulcers and discharge soon cause an irritation of the neighboring lymphatics; and in the intermaxillary space, deep inside of the jaws, we find an enlargement of the glands, which for the first few days may seem soft and edematous, but which rapidly becomes confined to the glands, these being from the size of an almond to that of a small bunch of berries, exceedingly hard and nodulated.
Shortly after the discharge is seen a swelling takes place under the jaw, or in the intermaxillary space.
On its outer side is afterwards formed the upper-jaw bone, in the narrower sense, while the middle part of the skeleton of the upper jaw, the intermaxillary, develops from the foremost part of the frontal process.
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