Definition of Maxillaria

1. Noun. Any of numerous orchids of the genus Maxillaria often cultivated for their large brilliantly colored solitary flowers.

Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Maxillaria



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maxillaria

maxed out
maxes
maxes out
maxheap
maxheaps
maxi
maxi-
maxicells
maxicoat
maxicoats
maxidress
maxidresses
maxilla
maxillae
maxillar
maxillaria (current term)
maxillaries
maxillary
maxillary angle
maxillary antrum
maxillary artery
maxillary dentition
maxillary eminence
maxillary fractures
maxillary gland
maxillary hiatus
maxillary neoplasms
maxillary nerve
maxillary palp
maxillary plexus

Literary usage of Maxillaria

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1. A Manual of Examinations: Upon Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, Practice of by John Livingston Ludlow (1867)
"Where are the ossa maxillaria superiora?— In the middle of the face, constituting the upper jaw. Where are the ossa palati situated? ..."

2. Exotic Flora: Containing Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare Or Otherwise by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1827)
"It cannot be separated from maxillaria; yet the pollen-masses differ remarkably from those of the hitherto published species of the genus, as characterised ..."

3. The Medical student's vade mecum by George Mendenhall (1857)
"What composes the FACE ? Fourteen bones ; thirteen of which are in the upper jaw. They are the ossa maxillaria superiora, ossa malarum, ossa nasi, ..."

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