submaxilla


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sub·max·il·la

 (sŭb′măk-sĭl′ə)
n. pl. sub·max·il·lae (-măk-sĭl′ē)
The lower jaw or mandible, especially in humans.
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Noun1.submaxilla - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouthsubmaxilla - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
gnathion - the most inferior point of the mandible in the midline
gonion - the craniometric point on either side at the apex of the lower jaw
mandibular notch - small indentation in the middle of the lower jawbone
pogonion - the craniometric point that is the most forward-projecting point on the anterior surface of the chin
symphysion - the most forward point of the alveolar process of the mandible
articulator - a movable speech organ
condylar process, condyloid process, mandibular condyle - the condyle of the ramus of the mandible that articulates with the skull
coronoid process of the mandible - the coronoid process that provides an attachment for the temporal muscle
jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
lantern jaw - a long thin lower jaw
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TEWL was measured of the forehead (frontal part), cheek (prominence of zygomatic bone), chin (submaxilla), and forearm (as control).
Painful facial SC scalp, face, [10]/26 lesions, fever, right inner canthus, nonbloody diarrhea submaxilla, and chest Coat et al.
The periosteum was then retracted to expose the submaxilla. A critical-sized defect, 10 x 8 x 3 [mm.sup.3,] was made in the Buccallingual direction on one side of the mandible of each rabbit.