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(English) Lateral part of upper jaw. A dermal bone of the upper jaw which lies posterior to the premaxillary. On the higher fishes the maxillary is excluded from the gape, and the premaxillary bears the teeth. (See also: posterior, premaxillary, gape)
(French) Partie latérale de la mâchoire supérieure. Os cutané de la mâchoire supérieure qui se trouve en arrière du prémaxillaire. Chez les poissons plus évolués le maxillaire ne participe pas à l'ouverture de la bouche et le prémaxillaire porte les dents. (See also: posterior, premaxillary, gape)
(Portuguese) Parte lateral da mandíbula superior. (See also: posterior, premaxillary, gape)

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