ramus

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ramus

[′rā·məs]
(anatomy)
A slender bone process branching from a large bone.
(vertebrate zoology)
The barb of a feather.
(zoology)
The branch of a structure such as a blood vessel, nerve, arthropod appendage, and so on.
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23] In case of toothless mandibles, the distance of mental foramen from symphysis menti, processus alveolaris, lower border of mandible and posterior border of ramus of mandible are used (Figure 1).
The present study was undertaken to evaluate and compare the angle, height, and width of the ramus of mandibles derived from cadavers of Indian origin.
OPG then took, revealed an extensive ill -defined radiolucency of body of mandible extending from 37 regions involving angle and extending up the ascending ramus of mandible (Fig.
Right side of horizontal ramus of mandible was prepared aseptically.
1) was seen in the right submandibular region and upper part of neck extending superiorly to ramus of mandible, inferiorly to thyroid notch, medially just crossing the midline and laterally deep to sternocleidomastoid.

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