sublingual pit


A shallow depression lodging the sublingual gland, located on either side of the mental spine on the inner surface of the body of the mandible above the mylohyoid line.

Nearby words

  1. sublingual caruncle,
  2. sublingual cyst,
  3. sublingual duct,
  4. sublingual gland,
  5. sublingual nerve,
  6. sublingual vein,
  7. subliterate,
  8. subliterature,
  9. sublittoral,
  10. sublunar

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