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Medical Term:

body of maxilla


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 maxillaeTA

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