temporomandibular ligament


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Related to temporomandibular ligament: Stylomandibular ligament, Sphenomandibular ligament

lat·er·al lig·a·ment of tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar joint

[TA]
the capsular ligament that passes obliquely down and backward across the lateral surface of the temporomandibular joint.

temporomandibular ligament

Etymology: L, temporalis + mandere, to chew, ligare, to bind
an oblique band of connective tissue that extends downward and backward from the zygomatic process to the neck of the mandible.

lat·er·al lig·a·ment of tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar joint

(latĕr-ăl ligă-mĕnt tempŏr-ō-man-dibyū-lăr joynt) [TA]
Capsular ligament that passes obliquely down and backward across the lateral surface of the temporomandibular joint.
Synonym(s): temporomandibular ligament.

temporomandibular ligament,

n an oblique band of tissue that extends downward and backward from the zygomatic process to the neck of the mandible.
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