condylar axis


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con·dy·lar ax·is

a line through the two mandibular condyles around which the mandible may rotate during a part of the opening movement.
Synonym(s): condyle cord

condylar axis

A projected line connecting the condyles of the mandible. Movement of the mandible is rotation around this imaginary line.
Synonym: hinge axis; mandibular axis; transverse mandibular axis
See also: axis

con·dy·lar ax·is

(kondi-lăr aksis)
A line through the two mandibular condyles around which the mandible may rotate during a part of the opening movement.
Synonym(s): condyle cord, hinge-orbital axis, mandibular axis (2) .