Zygomatic process of maxilla

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Zygomatic process of maxilla
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Zygomatic process shown in red.
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Left zygomatic bone in situ. (Zygomatic process of maxilla is shown in yellow.)
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Identifiers
Latin processus zygomaticus maxillae
Dorlands
/Elsevier
p_34/12667764
TA A02.1.12.028
FMA 52895
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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