Mandibular Arch

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mandibular arch

[man′dib·yə·lər ′ärch]
The first visceral arch in vertebrates.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Mandibular Arch


a supporting element of the visceral skeleton in gnathostomatous vertebrates, including humans. The mandibular arch is situated directly in front of the sublingual arch. In the course of evolution, the mandibular arch differentiated into the primary upper jaw (palatoquadrate cartilage) and primary lower jaw (Meckel’s cartilage).

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Caption: Figure 2: Frontal clinical view of the maxillary and mandibular arches.
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Study showed that the depth of the curve of spee in the mandibular arch was significantly related to overbite, overjet, and the sagittal position of the mandible with respect to the anterior cranial base.