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- adj. Located beneath the chin or lower jaw
- adj. Pertaining to the submentum
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Situated under the chin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated beneath the chin, or under the edge of the lower jaw.
- Specifically In entomology, of or pertaining to the submentum.
Grace with her baggy jowls of submental fat and deep playsmal bands around her neck.
Gular peduncle: in Coleopteran = submental peduncle.
Gula: the throat: that sclerite forming the central portion of the head beneath, extending from the submental to the posterior margin, and laterally bounded by the genae.
Below the mandible it receives the submental, palatine, and submaxillary veins, and, generally, the vena comitans of the hypoglossal nerve.
The vessels of the anterior part of the floor of the mouth pass either directly to the inferior glands of the superior deep cervical group, or indirectly through the submental glands; from the rest of the floor of the mouth the vessels pass to the submaxillary and superior deep cervical glands.
The submental or suprahyoid glands are situated between the anterior bellies of the Digastrici.
The afferents of the submaxillary glands drain the medial palpebral commissure, the cheek, the side of the nose, the upper lip, the lateral part of the lower lip, the gums, and the anterior part of the margin of the tongue; efferent vessels from the facial and submental glands also enter the submaxillary glands.
Both superficial and deep vessels of the central part of the lower lip run to the submental glands.
The anterior part contains the submaxillary gland, superficial to which is the anterior facial vein, while imbedded in the gland is the external maxillary artery and its glandular branches; beneath the gland, on the surface of the Mylohyoideus, are the submental artery and the mylohyoid artery and nerve.
The incisor branch is continued forward beneath the incisor teeth as far as the middle line, where it anastomoses with the artery of the opposite side; the mental branch escapes with the nerve at the mental foramen, supplies the chin, and anastomoses with the submental and inferior labial arteries.