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stylomandibular ligament


Definition: a condensation of the deep cervical fascia extending from the tip of the styloid process of the temporal bone to the posterior border of the angle of the jaw; blends with (is a thickening of) the parotid sheath.

Synonym(s): ligamentum stylomandibulareTA, stylomaxillary ligament

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