mandibular notch

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Noun1.mandibular notch - small indentation in the middle of the lower jawbonemandibular notch - small indentation in the middle of the lower jawbone
jawbone, jowl, lower jaw, lower jawbone, mandible, mandibula, mandibular bone, submaxilla - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
incisura, incisure - (anatomy) a notch or small hollow
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The mandibular notch, also referred to as the incisura mandibulae or sigmoid notch, is a gap facing upwards and backwards occupying the superior margin of the mandibular ramus (Stedman, 2012; Mohammad et al.
Various measurements exhibited good sensibility for males using MS: maximum mandibular length (78.12), bicondylar breadth (78.12), left mandibular notch breadth (84.37), and the left height of the mandibular body at the mental foramen (75.00).
Peripheral osteoma of the mandibular notch: report of a case.
"When you're anterior to the mandibular notch, that nerve runs close to the mandibular border," he said, noting that a number of mandibular nerve palsies were caused during the trials of deoxycholic acid.
Superiorly the mass extended up to the mandibular notch and closely abutted the lateral pterygoid muscle.