Zygomatic process of maxilla
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|Zygomatic process of maxilla|
Zygomatic process shown in red.
Left zygomatic bone in situ. (Zygomatic process of maxilla is shown in yellow.)
|Latin||processus zygomaticus maxillae|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
The zygomatic process of the maxilla (malar process) is a rough triangular eminence, situated at the angle of separation of the anterior, zygomatic, and orbital surfaces.
- In front it forms part of the anterior surface.
- Behind it is concave, and forms part of the infratemporal fossa.
- Above it is rough and serrated for articulation with the zygomatic bone.
- Below it presents the prominent arched border which marks the division between the anterior and infratemporal surfaces.
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- Anatomy photo:22:os-1904 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Osteology of the Skull: The Maxilla"
- Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-1 at Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, Elsevier
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