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Related to mental ridge: mylohyoid ridge, mental fossa, nasal fossa
Etymology: L, mentum, chin; AS, hyrcg
a dense elevation that extends from the symphysis menti (the center front of the mandible) to the premolar area on the anterolateral aspect of the body of the mandible.
men·tal ridge(mentăl rij)
Radiographic radiopaque image of ridge of bone on labial aspect of mandible below the apices of canines and incisors toward the mandibular symphysis.