intermaxillary suture


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Noun1.intermaxillary suture - the suture between the two maxillae of the upper jawbone
maxilla, maxillary, upper jaw, upper jawbone - the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium
fibrous joint, sutura, suture - an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
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17,18 Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) has been used in combination with facemask because it interrupts and disarticulate the circummaxillary and intermaxillary sutures and therefore enables the skeletal protraction effects of facemask.