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.)
Latin processus zygomaticus maxillae
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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