Definition of maxilliform in US English:

maxilliform

adjective

Zoology
  • Of the form of or resembling a maxilla of an invertebrate. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry McMurtrie (1793–1865). From maxilla + -iform, after French maxilliforme.

Pronunciation

maxilliform

/makˈsɪlɪfɔːm/