Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy, of or pertaining to the supramaxillary and palatine bones.
- n. In ornithology, a part of the superior maxillary bone which projects inward, forming a palatal process, which may or may not meet its fellow in the midline of the bony palate. Its character and connections are various, and much used in the classification of birds. See cuts under ægithognathous, desmognathous, and dromæognathous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Pertaining to the maxillary and palatine regions of the skull. Also used as n.
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