A cartilaginous joint that connects left and right mandibles/dentary bones. Mandibular symphysis is unpaired[TAO,modified]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphysis_menti ZFA:0005488 TAO:wd ]

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Term information

Subsets

pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition

A cartilaginous joint that connects left and right mandibles/dentary bones. Mandibular symphysis is unpaired[TAO,modified].

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Gray176.png

editor note

this is placed as part of lower jaw region, as in this ontology the skeleton does not include joints

external definition

Joint that articulates the left and right dentary bones. Mandibular symphysis is unpaired.[TAO]

has exact synonym

inter-mandibular joint

symphysis menti

inter-dentary joint

dentary symphysis

has related synonym

mental symphysis

symphysis mandibulae

id

UBERON:0006606

taxon notes

in snakes, the mandibular symphysis is composed of soft tissues, allowing independent movement of each mandible