Os incisivum

os incisivum

The anterior and inner portion of the maxilla, which in the foetus and sometimes in the adult is a separate bone; the incisive suture runs from the incisive canal between the lateral incisor and the canine tooth; according to K. Albrecht, the os incisivum is further divided by a suture between the two incisor teeth on each side into two bones, the endognathion and the mesognathion.

Synonym: incisive bone, intermaxilla, intermaxillary bone, os intermaxillare, os premaxillare, premaxilla, premaxillary bone.

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