alveolar process of maxilla

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al·ve·o·lar pro·cess of maxilla

[TA]
the projecting ridge on the inferior surface of the body of the maxilla that contains the tooth sockets; the term is also applied to the superior aspect of the body of the mandible, containing the tooth sockets of the lower jaw.
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al·ve·o·lar pro·cess of max·il·la

(al-vēŏ-lăr proses mak-silă) [TA]
Projecting ridge on inferior surface of body of maxilla that contains the tooth sockets; also denotes superior aspect of body of mandible, containing tooth sockets of the lower jaw.
Synonym(s): alveolar body, alveolar bone (2) , alveolar border (2) , alveolar ridge, basal ridge (1) , dental process.
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References in periodicals archive ?
AC: The distance from the processus alveolaris to the upper edge of Mental foramen.
[23] In case of toothless mandibles, the distance of mental foramen from symphysis menti, processus alveolaris, lower border of mandible and posterior border of ramus of mandible are used (Figure 1).
In the study by Mbajiorgu EF et al, [13] the mental foramen was located slightly below the midpoint of the distance between the lower border of the body of mandible and processus alveolaris. Udhaya K et al [24] reported that the mental foramen was located in the middle of the vertical plane of the mandible.