Definitions

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  • adj. Below the temple or temporal bone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Below the temple; below the temporal bone.

Etymologies

infra- +‎ temporal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The infratemporal surface (Fig. 157) is convex, directed backward and lateralward, and forms part of the infratemporal fossa.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 2. The Maxillæ (Upper Jaw)

  • 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; while below, it presents the prominent arched border which marks the division between the anterior and infratemporal surfaces.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 2. The Maxillæ (Upper Jaw)

  • Each assists in forming the boundaries of three cavities, viz., the roof of the mouth, the floor and lateral wall of the nose and the floor of the orbit; it also enters into the formation of two fossæ, the infratemporal and pterygopalatine, and two fissures, the inferior orbital and pterygomaxillary.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 2. The Maxillæ (Upper Jaw)

  • The groove begins at the middle of the posterior border, where it is continuous with that near the upper edge of the infratemporal surface, and, passing forward, ends in a canal, which subdivides into two branches.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 2. The Maxillæ (Upper Jaw)

  • Its walls are everywhere exceedingly thin, and correspond to the nasal orbital, anterior, and infratemporal surfaces of the body of the bone.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 2. The Maxillæ (Upper Jaw)

  • It has four surfaces—an anterior, a posterior or infratemporal, a superior or orbital, and a medial or nasal.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 2. The Maxillæ (Upper Jaw)

  • In front of the articular tubercle is a small triangular area which assists in forming the infratemporal fossa; this area is separated from the outer surface of the squama by a ridge which is continuous behind with the anterior root of the zygomatic process, and in front, in the articulated skull, with the infratemporal crest on the great wing of the sphenoid.

    II. Osteology. 5a. 4. The Temporal Bone

  • The deeper vessels from the temporal and infratemporal fossæ pass to the deep facial and superior deep cervical glands.

    VIII. The Lymphatic System. 3. The Lymphatics of the Head, Face, and Neck

  • Their afferent vessels drain the temporal and infratemporal fossæ and the nasal part of the pharynx their efferents pass to the superior deep cervical glands.

    VIII. The Lymphatic System. 3. The Lymphatics of the Head, Face, and Neck

  • They then enter the posterior alveolar canals on the infratemporal surface of the maxilla, and, passing from behind forward in the substance of the bone, communicate with the middle superior alveolar nerve, and give off branches to the lining membrane of the maxillary sinus and three twigs to each molar tooth; these twigs enter the foramina at the apices of the roots of the teeth.

    IX. Neurology. 5e. The Trigeminal Nerve

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