caput mandibulae

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head of man·di·ble

the expanded articular portion of the condylar process of the mandible.
Synonym(s): caput mandibulae [TA]

caput mandibulae

the articular process of the ramus of the mandible.


pl. capita; the head; a general term applied to the expanded or chief extremity of an organ or part.

caput mallei
head of the malleus in the middle ear.
caput mandibulae
the head of the mandible that articulates with the squamous part of the temporal bone.
caput stapedis
the head of the stapes in the middle ear.
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