ramus of mandible

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 [ra´mus] (L.)
ramus commu´nicans (pl. ra´mi communican´tes), a branch connecting two nerves or two arteries.
ramus of mandible a quadrilateral process projecting upwards from the posterior part of either side of the mandible.
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ra·mus of man·di·ble

the upturned perpendicular extremity of the mandible on either side; it gives attachment on its lateral surface to the masseter muscle.
Synonym(s): ramus mandibulae [TA]
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ra·mus of man·di·ble

(rāmŭs mandi-bĕl) [TA]
The vertical projection on either side of the mandible by which it articulates with the temporal bone.
Synonym(s): ramus mandibulae [TA] .
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