Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 10 On The Lower Maxilla

Two processes on both sides of the maxilla

The lower maxilla comes to an end on both sides in two processes, one of which [processus coronoideus] (C in figs. 1 and 2; A, B in the 6th table of muscles) is drawn to a point and very strongly receives the insertion of the tendon of the temporal muscle [m. temporalis], being completely covered by that tendon. The other process (A, B in figs. 1 and 2) [processus condylaris], which is posterior, ends in a transversely elongated capitulum [caput mandibulae] which articulates with a similarly shaped socket [fossa mandibularis] (h in fig. 5, ch. 6) carved in the temporal bone near the root of the jugal bone [pars squamosa, processus zygomaticus] and the anterior part [pars tympanica] of the organ of hearing. On this socket [articulatio temporomandibularis], and on the capitulum of the maxilla, cartilage [cartilago fibrosa] is laid like a crust.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 10 On The Lower Maxilla