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mandibular fossa


Definition: a deep hollow in the squamous portion of the temporal bone at the root of the zygoma, in which rests the condyle of the mandible.

Synonym(s): fossa mandibularisTA, articular fossa of temporal bone, cavitas glenoidalis, glenoid cavity, glenoid fossa2, glenoid surface

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