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temporomandibular joint

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  • n. The joint on either side of the human head where the jaw (mandible) meets the skull (at the temporal bone).

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  • n. the joint between the head of the lower jawbone and the temporal bone

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  • This is the TMJ; what is commonly referred to as TMJ is actually a disorder of this joint, where the temporal bone and mandible join.

    August 10, 2007