mandibular joint
mandibular joint mandibular joint n. (anatomy) The joint between the head of the lower jawbone and the temporal bone.

Syn: temporomandibular joint, articulatio temporomandibularis. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • synovial joint — noun a joint so articulated as to move freely • Syn: ↑articulatio synovialis, ↑diarthrosis • Hypernyms: ↑joint, ↑articulation, ↑articulatio • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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