[jen-in] /ˈdʒɛn ɪn/

noun, Biochemistry.


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  • Geniohyoid muscle

    geniohyoid muscle ge·ni·o·hy·oid muscle (jē’nē-ō-hī’oid’) n. A muscle with origin in the mandible, with insertion to the hyoid bone, with nerve supply from the first and second cervical nerve, and whose action draws the hyoid forward or depresses the jaw when the hyoid is fixed.

  • Genioglossus muscle

    genioglossus muscle ge·ni·o·glos·sus muscle (jē’nē-ō-glŏs’əs) n. Either of a pair of lingual muscles with origin in the mandible, with insertion to the lingual fascia below the mucous membrane and epiglottis, with nerve supply from the hypoglossal nerve, and whose action depresses and protrudes the tongue.

  • Genioplasty

    genioplasty ge·ni·o·plas·ty (jē’nē-ō-plās’tē, jə-nī’ə-) n. See mentoplasty.

  • Genion

    genion ge·ni·on (jə-nī’ŏn’, -ən) n. The point at the tip of the mental spine of the mandible.

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