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Medical Term:

mandibular symphysis


the fibrocartilaginous union of the two halves of the mandible in the fetus; it becomes an osseous union during the first year.

Synonym(s): symphysis mandibulaeTA, mental symphysis, symphysis mentalis, symphysis menti

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