Mandibular fossa

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Prashant Mudgal et al.

The mandibular fossa or glenoid fossa is the smooth concave articular surface formed by both the squamous and petrous parts of the temporal bone. It forms the superior articular part of the temporomandibular joint and lodges the condyle of mandible.

Anatomy: Head and neck
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rID: 28318
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: pm
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • glenoid fossa

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