[ tem-puh-roh-man-dib-yuh-ler ]
/ ˌtɛm pə roʊ mænˈdɪb yə lər /

adjective Anatomy.

of, relating to, or situated near the hinge joint formed by the lower jaw and the temporal bone of the skull.

Nearby words

  1. temporary life annuity,
  2. temporary parasite,
  3. temporary tooth,
  4. temporize,
  5. temporo-,
  6. temporomandibular joint,
  7. temporomandibular joint dysfunction,
  8. temporomandibular joint syndrome,
  9. temporomandibular nerve,
  10. temporomaxillary

Origin of temporomandibular

First recorded in 1885–90; temporo- + mandibular

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Medicine definitions for temporomandibular


[ tĕm′pə-rō-măn-dĭbyə-lər ]


Of, relating to, or formed by the temporal bone and the mandible.

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