mandibular fossa


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Related to mandibular fossa: infratemporal fossa, Mandibular foramen
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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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Diagnostic characters include a foramen on the surface of the mandibular fossa as in G.
floridanum the presence of the mandibular fossa, the shape of the inferior border of the ramus, the shape of the [N.
1) The structural components of the TMJ are the mandibular condyle, the mandibular fossa and eminence of the temporal bone, and disc.