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temporomandibular

[tem-puh-roh-man-dib-yuh-ler] /ˌtɛm pə roʊ mænˈdɪb yə lər/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
of, pertaining to, or situated near the hinge joint formed by the lower jaw and the temporal bone of the skull.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; temporo- + mandibular
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Examples from the web for temporomandibular
  • At the lateral extremity of the condyle is a small tubercle for the attachment of the temporomandibular ligament.
  • The articular branches consist of one or two twigs which enter the posterior part of the temporomandibular joint.
temporomandibular in Medicine

temporomandibular tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar (těm'pə-rō-mān-dĭb'yə-lər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or formed by the temporal bone and the mandible.

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