Mental protuberance

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Mental protuberance
Mandible. Outer surface. Side view. (Mental protuberance labeled at bottom left.)
Side view of the skull. (Mental protuberance visible but not labeled.)
Latin protuberantia mentalis
Gray's subject #44 172
Dorlands/Elsevier p_38/12673883

The symphysis of the external surface of the mandible divides below and encloses a triangular eminence, the mental protuberance, the base of which is depressed in the center but raised on either side to form the mental tubercle.

Popular culture

The mental protuberance was the answer for the "Puzzler" on Car Talk for 4/11/97.[1]


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