tuberosity

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tuberosity

[‚tü·bə′räs·əd·ē]
(anatomy)
A large or obtuse prominence, especially as on bone for muscle attachment.
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The distance from the facial tuberosity to the infraorbital canal (ft-io) and from the latter to the root of the alveolar tooth directly ventral to it (io-rat), were 2.37 [+ or -] 0.006 cm and 0.72 [+ or -] 0.01 cm, respectively in blackbuck.
The distance from the mandibular foramen to the base of the mandible was 3.0cm while the distance between the lateral alveolar root and mental foramen and from the facial tuberosity to the infra-orbital foramen was 1.8cm in both instances.