sphenomandibular ligament

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sphe·no·man·dib·u·lar lig·a·ment

[TA]
the fibrous band that passes from the spine of the sphenoid bone to the lingula of the mandible; it is a primary passive support of the mandible serving as a "swinging axis," permitting depression and elevation around a transverse axis passing through the two lingulae, while at the same time permitting protraction and retraction.
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sphenomandibular ligament

The ligament attached superiorly to the spine of the sphenoid and inferiorly to the lingula of the mandible. The sphenomandibular ligament is a key part of the temporomandibular joint, helps support the weight of the mandible when the mandibular muscles are relaxed, and also controls and guides the swing of the mandible as it moves.
See also: ligament
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sphe·no·man·dib·u·lar lig·a·ment

(sfēnō-man-dibyū-lăr ligă-mĕnt) [TA]
Fibrous band that passes from spine of sphenoid bone to lingula of mandible; primary passive support of mandible serving as a "swinging axis," permitting depression and elevation around a transverse axis passing through the two lingulae, while at the same time permitting protraction and retraction.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Importantes estructuras anatomicas pasan por la fisura petrotimpanica entre las cuales destacan las fibras del ligamento esfenomandibular (Ligamentum sphenomandibulare) (cambian de nombre a ligamento anterior del martillo, al pasar por la fisura petrotimpanica) (Fuentes et al., 2014b), el nervio cuerda del timpano (Chorda tympani) y la arteria timpanica anterior (Platzer, 2013).

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