Submandibular fovea

The submandibular fovea (or submandibular fossa or submaxillary fovea) is an impression on the medial side of the body of the mandible below the mylohyoid line. It is the location for the submandibular gland.

Submandibular fovea
Mandible. Inner surface. Side view
LatinFovea submandibularis,
fossa submandibularis
Anatomical terminology


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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    • "Mandible". Tufts University Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology. Retrieved 2008-09-26.

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