maxillary tuberosity

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max·il·lar·y tu·ber·os·i·ty

[TA]
the bulging lower extremity of the posterior surface of the body of the maxilla, behind the root of the last molar tooth.

maxillary tuberosity

a rounded eminence on the posterior surface of the body of the maxilla, behind the root of the third molar through which the posterior superior alveolar nerve enters the maxilla. It becomes prominent after the eruption and growth of the third molars.

maxillary tuberosity

A rounded eminence on the posteroinferior surface of the maxilla that enlarges with the development and eruption of the third molar. It articulates medially with the palatine bone and laterally with the lateral pterygoid process of the sphenoid. It forms the anterior surface of the pterygopalatine fossa, including a groove for the passage of the maxillary nerve, which is anesthetized in this region for a maxillary or second-division block.
See also: tuberosity

max·il·lar·y tu·ber·os·i·ty

(maksi-lar-ē tūbĕr-osi-tē) [TA]
Bulging lower extremity of posterior surface of body of the maxilla, behind root of last molar tooth.
Synonym(s): maxillary eminence.