mandibular symphysis


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Related to mandibular symphysis: Mental tubercle, dental arcade

mandibular symphysis

[TA]
the fibrocartilaginous union of the two halves of the mandible in the fetus; it becomes an osseous union during the first year.

mandibular symphysis

a small vertical ridge that marks the fusion of the left and right parts of the mandible.

man·dib·u·lar sym·phy·sis

(man-dib'yū-lăr sim'fi-sis) [TA]
The fibrocartilaginous union of the halves of the mandible in the fetus; it becomes an osseus union during the first year.
Synonym(s): mental symphysis.

man·dib·u·lar sym·phy·sis

(man-dib'yū-lăr sim'fi-sis) [TA]
Fibrocartilaginous union of two halves of mandible in fetus.
Synonym(s): mental symphysis.

symphysis

pl. symphyses [Gr.] a type of joint in which the apposed bony surfaces are firmly united by a plate of fibrocartilage or cartilage; e.g. intermandibular joint, pelvic symphysis. There is usually cartilage against each bone and fibrous tissue or fibrocartilage in the middle.

ischiatic symphysis
the line of fusion between the bodies of the ischia.
mandibular symphysis
the joint between the two halves of the mandible which allows each half to rotate, as in the jaws of the dog, cat, ruminants and many other species, is a cartilaginous symphysis. In the jaws of horses and pigs the mandibles are fused together.
pelvic symphysis
the combined pubic and ischiatic symphyses, a cartilaginous symphysis.
pubic symphysis, symphysis pubis
the line of union of the bodies of the pubic bones in the median plane.
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At least two sets of marks on this and the Monroe County sample diverge along their length, indicating the spreading of the mandibular symphysis (Fig.