Mylohyoid line

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Mylohyoid line
Mandible. Inner surface. Side view.
Latin Linea mylohyoidea mandibulae
TA A02.1.15.012
FMA 53119
Anatomical terms of bone

The mylohyoid line is a line on the inside of the mandible. It extends superior and posterior (upward and backward) on either side from the lower part of the symphysis of the mandible. The mylohyoid line is at the body while the mylohyoid groove is at the ramus.

The mylohyoid muscle originates from the anterior (front) part of the mylohyoid line, while the posterior (back) part of this line, near the alveolar margin, gives attachment to a small part of the constrictor pharyngis superior, and to the pterygomandibular raphe.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 173 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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