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any of the canals of the maxilla through which the posterosuperior alveolar blood vessels and the nerves to the upper teeth pass. Also called dental canal.
In the skull, any of the two or three channels leading from small holes along the middle of the infratemporal surface of the maxilla. These channels transmit the posterior superior alveolar blood vessels and nerves, which supply the upper molars and their surrounding gums.Synonym: superior alveolar canal ; maxillary canal
See also: canal