mandibular hinge position


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man·dib·u·lar hinge po·si·tion

any position of the mandible that exists when the condyles are so situated in the temporomandibular joints that opening or closing movements can be made on the hinge axis.

man·dib·u·lar hinge po·si·tion

(man-dibyū-lăr hinj pŏ-zishŭn)
Position of the mandible with respect to the maxilla at which opening and closing movements can be made about the hinge axis.