Mandibular prominence

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Mandibular prominence
Latin prominentia mandibularis
Precursor first branchial arch
Gives rise to mandible
Code TE E5.
Anatomical terminology

The mandibular prominence is an embryological structure which gives rise to the lower portion of the face.

The mandible and lower lip derive from it.[1]

It is innervated by the mandibular nerve.[2]


  1. ^ chapter23
  2. ^ Raymond E. Papka (1995). Anatomy: Embryology, Neuroanatomy, Gross Anatomy, Microanatomy. Berlin: Springer. p. 31. ISBN 0-387-94395-1. 

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.