A subdivision of the face that is the anteriormost part of the lower jaw region. [ TAO:0002254 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chin ]

Synonyms: mental region regio mentalis mental region of face mental part of face

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Term information



latin term
regio mentalis [ FMA:46495 FMA:TA ]

depicted by


external definition

Surface structure that is the anteriormost region of the lower jaw.[TAO]



taxon notes

In humans, the chin is the lowermost part of the face. It is formed by the lower front of the mandible. The chin developed as a point of muscular attachment facilitating minute movements of the lips associated with speech. In human evolution, the chin is a cladistic apomorphy, partially defining anatomically modern Humans as distinct from archaic forms