canine fossa meaning
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
- The canine fossa gives origin to the levator anguli oris.
- In the musculoskeletal incisive fossa is a depression called the "'canine fossa " '.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.