from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the premaxillae
  • n. A premaxilla.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated in front of the maxillary bones; pertaining to the premaxill√¶; intermaxillary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated in front of or at the fore part of the maxilla; intermaxillary; pertaining to the premaxilla.
  • n. The premaxillary bone; the intermaxillary.


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  • Some kind of premaxillary crest was present, but the skull is not well preserved enough to determine its original shape.

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  • Basal tyrannosauroids and other basal coelurosaurs that possess specialised premaxillary teeth that might have been used in preening/grooming of quill-like integumentary structures.

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  • Those short premaxillary teeth present in tyrannosauroids have conventionally been regarded as having a primary role in feeding, and it might be easy to confirm this by looking for micro - or macrowear.

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  • The score mark matches precisely the dimensions of a tyrannosaurid premaxillary tooth tip, as Luis is demonstrating with the help of a handy set of tyrannosaurid premaxillae he just happens to own.

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  • It seems that these birds lost the teeth from the back of the jaws first, and kept their premaxillary and dentary-tip teeth the longest.

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  • In Protarchaeopteryx, teeth are restricted to the premaxillae and anterior parts of the maxillae and dentaries, with the premaxillary teeth being a few times taller than the others (Ji et al. 1998).

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  • In archaeopterygids for example, the premaxillary teeth are more peg-like and more procumbent than are the other teeth.

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  • Pressure-sensitive organs termed Herbst corpuscles, embedded within pits on the premaxillary and dentary tips, are closely packed and particularly numerous in birds that probe sediments.

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  • Could those little premaxillary teeth have been specialized for ectoparasite control?

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  • More derived oviraptorosaurs were toothless, but the bony premaxillary margins of their upper jaw were serrated, raising the possibility that the tomium was serrated too.

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