Meaning of septomaxillary in English:

septomaxillary

Pronunciation /ˌsɛptə(ʊ)makˈsɪl(ə)ri/

noun

  • A small bone within and on each side of the skull in some vertebrates, especially many amphibians and reptiles, typically associated with the nasolacrimal duct.

adjective

  • Designating this bone.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William K. Parker (1823–1890), comparative anatomist and zoologist.