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temporomandibular joint

 

Definition: the synovial articulation between the head of the mandible and the mandibular fossa and articular tubercle of the temporal bone; a fibrocartilaginous articular disc divides the joint into two cavities.

Synonym(s): articulatio temporomandibularisTA, articulatio mandibularis, jaw joint, mandibular joint, temporomandibular articulation

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