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Encyclopedia > Lingula of mandible
Lingula of mandible
Latin lingula mandibulae
Gray's subject #44 173
Dorlands/Elsevier l_11/12496673

The margin of the mandibular foramen is irregular; it presents in front a prominent ridge, surmounted by a sharp spine, the lingula of the mandible which gives attachment to the sphenomandibular ligament; at its lower and back part is a notch from which the mylohyoid groove runs obliquely downward and forward, and lodges the mylohyoid vessels and nerve. For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Elseviers logo. ... The Mandibular Foramen is an opening on the internal surface of the ramus for the mandibular vessels and nerve to pass. ... The sphenomandibular ligament (internal lateral ligament) is a flat, thin band which is attached above to the spina angularis of the sphenoid bone, and, becoming broader as it descends, is fixed to the lingula of the mandibular foramen. ... The margin of the mandibular foramen is irregular; it presents in front a prominent ridge, surmounted by a sharp spine, the lingula mandibulæ, which gives attachment to the sphenomandibular ligament; at its lower and back part is a notch from which the mylohyoid groove runs obliquely downward and forward, and...


See also

Lingula is a Latin word meaning little tongue and can stand for: The genus Lingula a brachiopod of the class of the Lingulata In anatomy: the Lingula (lung) is one of the segments of the left lung with a tongue-shape. ...

External links

  • http://ect.downstate.edu/courseware/haonline/labs/l22/os2009.htm
  • Fabian FM (2006). "Observation of the position of the lingula in relation to the mandibular foramen and the mylohyoid groove". Ital J Anat Embryol 111 (3): 151–8. PMID 17312921. 
  • Tuli A, Choudhry R, Choudhry S, Raheja S, Agarwal S (2000). "Variation in shape of the lingula in the adult human mandible". J. Anat. 197 ( Pt 2): 313–7. PMID 11005723. 
The lacrimal bone (Os Lacrimale), the smallest and most fragile bone of the face, is situated at the front part of the medial wall of the orbit . ... The lateral or orbital surface of the lacrimal bone is divided by a vertical ridge, the posterior lacrimal crest, into two parts. ... On the nasal surface of the body of the maxilla, in front of the opening of the sinus is a deep groove, the lacrimal groove (or lacrimal sulcus), which is converted into the nasolacrimal canal, by the lacrimal bone and inferior nasal concha; this canal opens into the inferior meatus...

 
 

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