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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To outline the body of maxilla, mark#1 (superior mark) is superimposed on the original menton along the facial plane and the palate is traced (with exception of point A) [Figure 5].
Bone in body of maxilla bilaterally is thick and surface is irregular.
Infraorbital foramen was defined as elongated depression with well demarcated margins in the orbital surface of body of maxilla. Infraorbital canal was recognized as bony tunnel connecting the infraorbital foramen with infraorbital foramen (Fig.