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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Bilateral hyperplasia of the mandibular coronoid processes: A report of two cases.
A correct panoramic image will show the condyles perpendicular to the bottom edge of the film, equidistant from the coronoid processes. The hard palate will be par allel to the bottom edge of the film and the anterior dentition will show no signs of abnormal distortion.
In many instances, patients were remarkably free of symptoms until the cysts reached a large size and involved the maxillary sinus and the entire ascending ramus, including the condylar and coronoid processes. This occurred because the keratocyst tended to extend in the medullary cavity and clinically observable expansion of the bone occurred late.