coronoid process


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coronoid process

[′kȯr·ə‚nȯid ¦präs·əs]
(anatomy)
A thin, flattened process projecting from the anterior portion of the upper border of the ramus of the mandible, and serving for the insertion of the temporal muscle.
A triangular projection from the upper end of the ulna, forming the lower part of the radial notch.
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Lower jaw with an outer row of curved, spaced, enlarged canines ending at bend of dentary, several rows of small, slightly curved conical teeth at symphysis, grading to a single row at bend of dentary and continuing to lower coronoid process as a single outer row, innermost row at bend of dentary abruptly larger than other inner teeth (twice the height) in males, decreasing somewhat in size posteriorly and ending at the upper margin of the coronoid process.
Bony impingement is often secondary to overgrowth at the tip of the olecranon or coronoid process.
The ball penetrated the skin just below the right zygomatic arch overlying the coronoid process of the mandible.
39) It courses anteriorly from the anteroinferior surface of the epicondyle and attaches to the medial edge of the coronoid process.
Anteriorly, the coronoid process of the proximal ulna articulates with the coronoid fossa of the distal humerus.
The temporalis muscle originates along the temporal line and occupies the temporal fossa before it attaches to the coronoid process of the mandible.