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ponticulus

 [pon-tik´u-lus] (pl. ponti´culi) (L.)
a small ridge or bridgelike structure. adj., adj pontic´ular.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pon·ti·cu·lus

(pon-tik'yū-lŭs),
A vertical ridge on the eminentia conchae giving insertion to the auricularis posterior muscle.
[L. dim. of pons, bridge]
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The frequencies of Ponticulus Posticus (complete and partial) in the Atlas vertebrae; the Sella Turcica Bridge and the Clinoid Enlargement in Peruvians were determined in two distinct studies (Perez et al., 2013, 2014); those frequencies and the samples where they come from could be utilized as control groups that can be matched with other samples of patients with specific conditions such as Cleft lip and palate.
This canal by a bridge of bone, as a morphological variation, has been called as mylohyoid bridging, arcus mhyloideus, ponticulus mylohyoideus or canalis mylohyoideus (Hanihara & Ishida, 2001).
It has been variously described as ponticulus posticus, Kimmerle's anomaly.