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Medical Term:

submandibular fossa


the depression on the medial surface of the body of the mandible inferior to the mylohyoid line in which the submandibular gland is lodged.

Synonym(s): fovea submandibularisTA, fossa submandibularis, fovea submaxillaris, submaxillary fossa

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