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Mylohyoid groove

Mylohyoid groove
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Mandible. Inner surface. Side view. (Mylohyoid groove is labeled at center left.)
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Articulation of the mandible. Medial aspect. (Mylohyoid groove visible at bottom center.)
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Latin sulcus mylohyoideus mandibulae
Identifiers
Gray's p.173
Dorlands
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Anatomical terms of bone

The margin of the mandibular foramen is irregular; it presents in front a prominent ridge, surmounted by a sharp spine, the lingula mandibulæ, 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.

Behind this groove is a rough surface, for the insertion of the Pterygoideus internus.

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References

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

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