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.
- Mandibular node
mandibular node n. Any of the facial lymph nodes located by the facial artery near the point where it crosses the mandible.
- Mandibular process
mandibular process n. See mandibular arch.
- Mandibuloacral dysplasia
mandibuloacral dysplasia man·dib·u·lo·ac·ral dysplasia (mān-dĭb’yə-lō-āk’rəl) n. A hereditary disorder characterized by dental crowding, ulceration and wasting of the skin on the hands and feet, softening and destruction of the bones, and stiff joints.
[man-dib-yuh-lit, -leyt] /mænˈdɪb yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/ adjective 1. having mandibles. noun 2. Entomology. a mandibulate arthropod of the subphylum Mandibulata, including water fleas, fairy shrimp, millipedes, and centipedes.