mandibular cartilage n.
A cartilaginous bar in the embryonic mandibular arch whose proximal end becomes ossified to form the malleus. Also called Meckel’s cartilage.
- Mandibular dentition
mandibular dentition n. See dental arch.
- Mandibular disease
noun 1. (vet science) another name for shovel beak
- Mandibular fossa
mandibular fossa n. A deep hollow in the squamous portion of the temporal bone at the base of the zygomatic process in which the condyle of the mandible rests. Also called glenoid fossa.
- Mandibular nerve
mandibular nerve n. The third division of the trigeminal nerve, formed by the union of the sensory fibers from the trigeminal ganglion and the motor root in the oval foramen through which the nerve emerges, and having meningeal, masseteric, deep temporal, lateral and medial pterygoid, buccal, auriculotemporal, lingual, and inferior alveolar branches.