Mandibular prominence

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Mandibular prominence
Precursor first branchial arch
Gives rise to mandible
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


The mandibular prominence is an embryological structure which gives rise to the lower portion of the face.

The mandible and lower lip derive from it.[1]

It is innervated by the mandibular nerve.[2]


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  2. Raymond E. Papka (1995). Anatomy: Embryology, Neuroanatomy, Gross Anatomy, Microanatomy. Berlin: Springer. p. 31. ISBN 0-387-94395-1.

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