Incisive fossa

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Bone: Incisive fossa
Left maxilla. Outer surface. (Incisive fossa at lower left.)
Latin foramina incisiva
Gray's subject #38 158
/ Elsevier

On the anterior surface of the maxilla, just above the eminences corresponding to the incisor teeth is a depression, the incisive fossa, which gives origin to the Depressor alæ nasi; to the alveolar border below the fossa is attached a slip of the Orbicularis oris; above and a little lateral to it, the Nasalis arises.

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