Lingula of mandible

The margin of the mandibular foramen is irregular; it presents in front a prominent ridge, surmounted by a sharp spine, the lingula of the mandible which gives attachment to the sphenomandibular ligament; at its lower and back part is a notch from which the mylohyoid groove runs obliquely downward and forward, and lodges the mylohyoid vessels and nerve.

Lingula of mandible
Lingula of mandible (green color)
Latinlingula mandibulae
Anatomical terminology

See also

  • Lingula


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