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canine fossa meaning

  "canine fossa" in a sentence
  • [Medicine]
    n : a depression external to and somewhat above the prominence on the surface of the superior maxillary bone caused by the socket of the canine tooth
  • canine:    Adjective: canine& ...
  • fossa:    Noun: fossa (fossa ...
  • fossa fossa:    Noun: Fossa fossaC ...

Examples

  1. The canine fossa gives origin to the levator anguli oris.
  2. In the musculoskeletal incisive fossa is a depression called the "'canine fossa " '.
  3. To the side of the incisor fossa is the larger and deeper canine fossa and these are separated by a vertical ridge, the canine eminence.
  4. It is larger and deeper than the comparable incisive fossa, and is separated from it by a vertical ridge, the canine eminence, corresponding to the socket of the canine tooth; the canine fossa gives origin to the levator anguli oris.
  5. Homo antecessor had a bulky lower jaw, primitive teeth, and a ridged brow _ all typical of Neanderthals _ and human-like cheekbones and depressions on either side of the nose, known as canine fossa, also typical of modern man.

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