Left temporal bone seen from outside (articular tubercle is top label at left side)
Base of skull seen from below
|Latin||Tuberculum articulare ossis temporalis|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
The anterior root of the posterior end of the outer surface of the squama temporalis, continuous with the lower border, is short but broad and strong; it is directed medialward and ends in a rounded eminence, the articular tubercle.
This tubercle forms the front boundary of the mandibular fossa, and in the fresh state is covered with cartilage.
Base of skull seen from below (articular tubercle labelled)
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