Maxillary tuberosity

At the lower part of the infratemporal surface of the maxilla is a rounded eminence, the maxillary tuberosity, especially prominent after the growth of the wisdom tooth; it is rough on its lateral side for articulation with the pyramidal process of the palatine bone and in some cases articulates with the lateral pterygoid plate of the sphenoid.

Left maxilla. Outer surface. (Maxillary tuberosity labeled at center right.)
Latintuber maxillae
Anatomical terms of bone

It gives origin to a few fibers of the Medial pterygoid muscle.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 158 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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