transverse horizontal axis

trans·verse hor·i·zon·tal ax·is

an imaginary line around which the mandible may rotate through the horizontal plane.
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trans·verse hor·i·zon·tal ax·is

(trans-vĕrs' hōr'i-zon'tăl ak'sis)
An imaginary line around which the mandible may rotate through the horizontal plane.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

trans·verse hor·i·zon·tal ax·is

(trans-vĕrs' hōr'i-zon'tăl ak'sis)
An imaginary line through both temporomandibular joints about which the mandible rotates in the sagittal plane during opening and closing of the mouth.
Synonym(s): hinge axis, mandibular axis (1) .
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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