stylomandibular ligament

(redirected from ligamentum stylomandibulare)

sty·lo·man·dib·u·lar lig·a·ment

[TA]
a condensation of the deep cervical fascia extending from the tip of the styloid process of the temporal bone to the posterior border of the angle of the jaw; blends with (is a thickening of) the parotid sheath.

stylomandibular ligament

[stī′lōmandib′yələr]
Etymology: Gk, stylos + L, mandere, to chew, ligare, to bind
one of a pair of specialized bands of cervical fascia forming an accessory part of the temporomandibular joint. It extends from the styloid process of the temporal bone to the ramus of the mandible between the masseter and pterygoideus muscles and separates the parotid gland from the submandibular gland. Compare sphenomandibular ligament.

sty·lo·man·dib·u·lar lig·a·ment

(stīlō-man-dibyū-lăr ligă-mĕnt) [TA]
Condensation of deep cervical fascia extending from tip of styloid process of temporal bone to posterior border of angle of jaw; blends with (i.e., a thickening of) parotid sheath.
Synonym(s): stylomaxillary ligament.

stylomandibular ligament,

n one of a pair of specialized bands of cervical fascia, forming an accessory part of the temporomandibular joint. It extends from the styloid process of the temporal bone to the ramus of the mandible.
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