The Mandible is one of the facial
bones of the head.
Known as the lower jaw bone, also forms the chin and sides of the face.
(Largest, strongest facial bone.)
Bone into which the lower teeth are attached.
The only moveable facial bone; motion of this bone is necessary for chewing
food (the first stage of the digestion process).
Each side of the mandible has a condyle and a coronoid process.
articulates with the temporal bone to form the temporomandibular joint.
Other related pages include Structure
and Functions of Bones (generally),
of the Skeletal System and Bones
of the Arms & Legs.
These may be of particular interest to students of courses in Massage, Reflexology,
Beauty Therapies, and other basic-level medical or clinical courses.
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