terminal hinge position


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ter·mi·nal hinge po·si·tion

the mandibular hinge position from which further opening of the mandible would produce translatory rather than hinge movement.

cen·tric re·la·tion

(sen'trik rĕ-lā'shŭn)
The relation of the lower to the upper jaw when the condyles are in their most posterior and superior position in the mandibular (glenoid) fossae.
Synonym(s): terminal hinge position.

ter·mi·nal hinge po·si·tion

(tĕr'mi-năl hinj pŏ-zish'ŏn)
Mandibular hinge position from which further opening of mandible would produce translatory rather than hinge movement.