body of maxilla


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bod·y of max·il·la

[TA]
the central portion of the maxilla hollowed out by the maxillary sinus; it presents orbital, nasal, anterior, and infratemporal surfaces and supports four processes, frontal, zygomatic, palatine, and alveolar.
Synonym(s): corpus maxillae [TA]

bod·y of max·il·la

(bodē mak-silă) [TA]
Central portion of maxilla hollowed out by maxillary sinus; presents orbital, nasal, anterior, and infratemporal surfaces and supports four processes: frontal, zygomatic, palatine, and alveolar.