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Articular Surface of Mandibular Fossa (Left)
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Articular Surface of Mandibular Fossa (Left)

Facies articularis fossae mandibularis

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Description

The articular surface of the mandibular fossa is the smooth, deep depression found along the anterior portion of the mandibular fossa of temporal bone. It contributes to the formation of the temporomandibular joint, along with the head of the mandible and an intervening articular disc of the temporomandibular joint.

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