symphysis

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symphysis

[′sim·fə·səs]
(anatomy)
An immovable articulation of bones connected by fibrocartilaginous pads.
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Available intra-oral donor sites include mandibular symphysis, mandibular ramus and mandibular external oblique ridge (Proussaefs et al.
The abnormal shape of the rostral end of the tongue on presentation was likely caused by compression toward the mandibular symphysis, since this resolved spontaneously after the procedure.
wimani described by Deng (2001) from Fugu, Shanxi and Linxia basins, China, in the presence of weakly constricted protocone and unconstricted hypoconid, well-developed parastyle fold and paracone ribs, weaker development of crochet, small antecrochet, and wide mandibular symphysis.
2 M (1) Hard palate (4) neurofibroma (9-50) F (9) Gingiva, anterior region (2) (n = 10) Tongue (2) Mandibular symphysis (1) Lower lip (1) Neurofibroma 23.
Several other bone fragments were discovered at the site, including the mandibular symphysis, and a portion of the mandible which fits lateral to the complete molar.
The mandibular symphysis is widely used in facial skeletal surgery; its anatomical study impacts directly on such functional and esthetic corrections as a genioplasty associated with orthognathic surgery (Olate & de Moraes, 2014) as well as osteotomies to treat patients with a obstructive sleep apnea (Schendel et al.