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.
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Computed tomography scan (CT) showed the mass extending inferiorly into the body of the maxilla upto alveolus (Figure 4).
The body of the maxilla is hollow and contains the maxillary sinus.
The palatine process is a horizontal process that arises from the lower portion of the medial surface of the body of the maxilla.