sublingual fossa


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sub·lin·gual fos·sa

[TA]
a shallow depression on either side of the mental spine, on the inner surface of the body of the mandible, superior to the mylohyoid line, lodging the sublingual gland.
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sub·lin·gual fos·sa

(sŭb-ling'gwăl fos'ă) [TA]
A shallow depression on either side of the mental spine, on the inner surface of the body of the mandible, superior to the mylohyoid line, lodging the sublingual gland.
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sublingual fossa

A shallow depression on the inner surface of the body of the mandible above the anterior part of the mylohyoid ridge. It is occupied by the major salivary gland in the area, the sublingual gland.
See also: fossa
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sub·lin·gual fos·sa

(sŭb-ling'gwăl fos'ă) [TA]
Shallow depression on either side of mental spine, on inner surface of body of mandible, lodging sublingual gland.
Synonym(s): sublingual pit.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012