mandibular fossa


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Related to mandibular fossa: infratemporal fossa, Mandibular foramen

mandibular fossa

[man′dib·yə·lər ′fäs·ə]
(anatomy)
The depression in the temporal bone that articulates with the mandibular condyle.
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Being herbivorous the roe deer's mandibular head was concave and the mandibular fossa was lateromedial in direction and also the medial and lateral pterygoid muscles were well developed.
It articulates with the temporal mandibular fossa of the temporal bone to form the temporal mandibular joint (TMJ).
On palpation, the left mandibular fossa was found to be empty and the tip of the mandibular ramus was displaced 3 to 4 cm caudad and forward in relation to the fossa.