Ramus of the mandible
One of the two prominent, projecting back parts of the horseshoe-shaped lower jaw bone.

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  • ramus mandibulae — [TA] ramus of mandible: a quadrilateral process projecting superiorly from the posterior part of either side of the mandible. Called also r. of jaw. Ramus mandibulae (ramus of mandible), which together with the corpus mandibulae (body of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • ramus marginalis mandibularis nervi facialis — [TA] marginal mandibular branch of facial nerve: a branch of the facial nerve that runs forward from the front of the parotid gland along the border of the mandible, deep to the platysma and depressor anguli oris muscles, supplying the latter and …   Medical dictionary

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