maxillary process of the embryo

maxillary process of the embryo

[′mak·sə‚ler·ē ¦prä·səs əvthē ′em·brē·ō]
(embryology)
An outgrowth of the dorsal part of the mandibular arch that forms the lateral part of the upper lip, the upper cheek region, and the upper jaw except the premaxilla.