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Articular Facet of Mandible
Connective Tissue

Articular Facet of Mandible

Facies articularis mandibulae

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Description

The articular facet of the mandible is the smooth, convex area found along the superior aspect of its head. It contributes to the formation of the temporomandibular joint, along with the mandibular fossa of temporal bone and an intervening articular disc of the temporomandibular joint.

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The mandibles cut and tear the skin of the host, and the sponge-like labium collects the blood and conveys it to the esophagus by means of a tube formed partially by the hypopharynx.

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