Canine fossa - Fossa canina

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Lateral to the incisive fossa is another depression, the canine fossa; it is larger and deeper than the 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 is situated immediately below the infraorbital foramen and gives origin to the levator anguli oris (caninus).


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Maxilla > Body of maxilla > Anterior surface > Canine fossa

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