Maxillary tuberosity

Maxillary
Left maxilla. Outer surface. (Maxillary tuberosity labeled at center right.)
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Identifiers
Latintuber maxillae
TA98A02.1.12.016
TA2773
FMA57731
Anatomical terms of bone

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.

It gives origin to a few fibers of the medial pterygoid muscle.



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