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Encyclopedia > Maxillary tuberosity
Maxillary tuberosity
Left maxilla. Outer surface. (Maxillary tuberosity labeled at center right.)
Latin tuber maxillae
Gray's subject #38 158
Dorlands/Elsevier t_21/12827517

At the lower part of the infratemporal surface of the maxilla is a rounded eminence, the maxillary tuberosity, especially prominent after the growth of the wisdom tooth; it is rough on its lateral side for articulation with the pyramidal process of the palatine bone and in some cases articulates with the lateral pterygoid plate of the sphenoid. File links The following pages link to this file: Maxilla Wikipedia:Grays Anatomy images with missing articles 4 Categories: Public domain images ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... The maxillae are the largest bones of the face, except for the mandible, and form, by their union, the whole of the upper jaw. ... The lateral pterygoid plate of the sphenoid (or lateral lamina of pterygoid process) is broad, thin, and everted; its lateral surface forms part of the medial wall of the infratemporal fossa, and gives attachment to the Pterygoideus externus; its medial surface forms part of the pterygoid fossa, and gives attachment... The sphenoid bone (os sphenoidale) is a bone situated at the base of the skull in front of the temporals and basilar part of the occipital. ...


It gives origin to a few fibers of the Pterygoideus internus. The medial pterygoid, or Pterygoideus internus (Internal pterygoid muscle), is a muscle of mastication with two heads. ...


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