Articular tubercle

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Bone: Articular tubercle
Left temporal bone. Outer surface. (Articular tubercle is top label at left side.)
Base of skull. Inferior surface.
Latin tuberculum articulare ossis temporalis
Gray's subject #34 139
/ Elsevier

The anterior root of the posterior end of the outer surface of the Squama temporalis, continuous with the lower border, is short but broad and strong; it is directed medialward and ends in a rounded eminence, the articular tubercle (eminentia articularis).

This tubercle forms the front boundary of the mandibular fossa, and in the fresh state is covered with cartilage.

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