Mental protuberance

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Mental protuberance
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Mandible. Outer surface. Side view. (Mental protuberance labeled at bottom left.)
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Side view of the skull. (Mental protuberance visible but not labeled.)
Details
Latin protuberantia mentalis
Identifiers
Gray's p.172
Dorlands
/Elsevier
p_38/12673883
TA A02.1.15.005
FMA 59430
Anatomical terminology

The symphysis of the external surface of the mandible divides below and encloses a triangular eminence, the mental protuberance, the base of which is depressed in the center but raised on either side to form the mental tubercle. The size and shape of the bones making up this structure are responsible for the size and shape of a person's chin.

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