Angle of the mandible

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Angle of the mandible
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Mandible. Outer surface. Side view. (Angle labeled at bottom right. Lateral surface.)
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Mandible. Inner surface. Side view. (Angle visible but not labeled. Medial surface.)
Latin angulus mandibulae
Gray's subject #44 174
Dorlands/Elsevier a_42/12136293

At the junction of the lower border of the ramus of the mandible with the posterior border is the angle of the mandible, which may be either inverted or everted and is marked by rough, oblique ridges on each side, for the attachment of the Masseter laterally, and the Pterygoideus internus medially; the stylomandibular ligament is attached to the angle between these muscles.

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