Lingula (mandible)

The lingula of the mandible (also known as Spix spine) is a triangular bony projection or ridge on the medial surface of the ramus of the mandible, immediately superior to the mandibular foramen. It provides attachment for the sphenomandibular ligament.

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 6705
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
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