maxillary tuberosity

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max·il·lar·y tu·ber·os·i·ty

[TA]
the bulging lower extremity of the posterior surface of the body of the maxilla, behind the root of the last molar tooth.

maxillary tuberosity

A rounded eminence on the posteroinferior surface of the maxilla that enlarges with the development and eruption of the third molar. It articulates medially with the palatine bone and laterally with the lateral pterygoid process of the sphenoid. It forms the anterior surface of the pterygopalatine fossa, including a groove for the passage of the maxillary nerve, which is anesthetized in this region for a maxillary or second-division block.
See also: tuberosity

max·il·lar·y tu·ber·os·i·ty

(maksi-lar-ē tūbĕr-osi-tē) [TA]
Bulging lower extremity of posterior surface of body of the maxilla, behind root of last molar tooth.
Synonym(s): maxillary eminence.
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With the hyrax-type RME, the center of rotation of the maxillae is opened at the point of the PNS, and the tuber maxillae move forward and backward as the A point is located at the same position according to the amount of resorption in the maxilla.