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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

maxillo-

The jaw.

[Latin maxilla, jaw.]

The only common term is maxillofacial, of or relating to the jaws and face. Others are maxillomandibular, relating to both the upper and lower jaws, and maxillopalatine (Latin palatum, palate), of the jaw and the palate. All frequently occur hyphenated.

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