temporomandibular joint

n.

mandibular joint

Nearby words

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


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Science definitions for temporomandibular joint

temporomandibular joint

[ tĕm′pə-rō-măn-dĭbyə-lər ]

The joint that facilitates mandibular movement, located between the head of the mandible and the temporal bone.
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