Zygomatic process of maxilla
|Bone: Zygomatic process of maxilla|
|Articulation of nasal and lacrimal bones with maxilla. (Zygomatic process visible at center right.)|
|Left zygomatic bone in situ. (Zygomatic process of maxilla visible but not labeled.)|
|Latin||processus zygomaticus maxillae|
|Gray's||subject #38 161|
The zygomatic process of the maxilla (malar process) is a rough triangular eminence, situated at the angle of separation of the anterior, zygomatic, and orbital surfaces.
- In front it forms part of the anterior surface.
- Behind it is concave, and forms part of the infratemporal fossa.
- Above it is rough and serrated for articulation with the zygomatic bone.
- Below it presents the prominent arched border which marks the division between the anterior and infratemporal surfaces.