Canine fossa

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Canine fossa
Left maxilla. Outer surface.
Latin Fossa canina
TA A05.1.03.061
FMA 56762
Anatomical terms of bone

In the musculoskeletal anatomy of the human head and neck, lateral to the incisive fossa is a depression called the canine fossa. It is larger and deeper than the comparable incisive fossa, and is separated from it by a vertical ridge, the canine eminence, corresponding to the socket of the canine tooth; the canine fossa gives origin to the levator anguli oris.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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