mandibular fossa

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Noun1.mandibular fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandiblemandibular fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
os temporale, temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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roldani are therefore interpreted to be predatory-carnivorous midges, are prognathous, exhibit an elongate, narrow head, mandible hooked with a single strong tooth and a fossa mandibularis, epipharynx gently massive, hypostoma fi nely toothed and cylindrical maxillary palpi (Thomsen, 1937; Mullen & Hribar, 1988; Hribar, 1993; Ronderos et al.