Intermaxillary segment

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Intermaxillary segment
Diagram showing the regions of the adult face and neck related to the fronto-nasal process and the branchial arches. (Globular processes labeled at center right.)
Gray's subject #13 68
Precursor medial nasal prominence[1]
Gives rise to primary palate[2]

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The rounded lateral angles of the medial process constitute the globular processes. It is also known as the intermaxillary segment[3] It gives rise to the premaxilla.[4]


  1. Langman, Jan; Thomas Sadler (2006). Langman's medical embryology. Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 272. ISBN 0-7817-9485-4.
  2. plastic/216 at eMedicine
  3. Globular Process - Medical Dictionary Definition
  4. Development Of The Head And Neck

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