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Medical Term:

mandibular foramen


Definition: the opening into the mandibular canal on the medial surface of the ramus of the mandible giving passage to the inferior alveolar nerve, artery, and vein.

Synonym(s): foramen mandibulaeTA, inferior dental foramen

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