metafacial angle


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met·a·fa·cial an·gle

the angle between the pterygoid processes and the base of the skull.
Synonym(s): Serres angle

metafacial angle

The angle between the base of the skull and the pterygoid process.
See also: angle

Serres,

Antoine E.R.A., French anatomist, 1786-1868.
rests of Serres - remnants of dental lamina epithelium entrapped within the gingiva.
Serres angle - the angle between the pterygoid processes and the base of the skull. Synonym(s): metafacial angle
Serres glands - epithelial cell rests found in the subepithelial connective tissue in the palate of the newborn, similar to those found in the gingivae.