centric jaw relation
- the most retruded physiologic relation of the mandible to the maxillae to and from which the individual can make lateral movements; it is a condition that can exist at various degrees of jaw separation, and it occurs around the terminal hinge axis;
- the most posterior relation of the mandible to the maxillae at the established vertical relation
Synonym(s): median retruded relation, median relation
See Also: eccentric relation
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