Glossary of Medical Terms

Our online medical glossary of medical terms and definitions includes definitions for terms related to treatment, and general medicine


The fibrous band that passes from the spine of the sphenoid bone to the lingula of the mandible; it is a primary passive support of the mandible serving as a "swinging axis", enabling depression and elevation near a transverse axis passing through the two lingulae, while at the same time enabling protraction and retraction. Synonym: ligamentum sphenomandibulare.
sea arrow   sea-bar   sea barrow   sea bass   sea bat   sea bean   sea bear   seabeard   (1)
© 2006-2018 Last Updated On: 11/12/2018 (0.04)