glenoid fossa of temporal bone

glenoid fossa of temporal bone
f. mandibularis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • glenoid fossa — noun 1. a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible • Syn: ↑mandibular fossa • Hypernyms: ↑pit, ↑fossa • Part Holonyms: ↑temporal bone, ↑os temporale …   Useful english dictionary

  • temporal bone — noun a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear • Syn: ↑os temporale • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os • Part Holonyms: ↑cranium, ↑braincase, ↑brainpan …   Useful english dictionary

  • fossa mandibularis — [TA] mandibular fossa: a prominent depression in the inferior surface of the squamous part of the temporal bone at the base of the zygomatic process, in which the condyloid process of the mandible rests. Called also glenoid f. of temporal bone.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fossa — is the Latin word for ditch or trench . It can refer to one of the following:AnatomyIn anatomical terminology, fossa has come to mean a depression or hollow, in general, in a bone. Other parts of the body may be involved, for example, the… …   Wikipedia

  • fossa — A depression usually more or less longitudinal in shape below the level of the surface of a part. [L. a trench or ditch] acetabular f. [TA] a depressed area in the floor of the acetabulum superior to the …   Medical dictionary

  • Bone — This article is about the skeletal organ. For other uses, see Bone (disambiguation) and Bones (disambiguation). For the tissue, see Osseous tissue. Drawing of a human femur Bones are rigid organs that constitute part of the endoskeleton of… …   Wikipedia

  • glenoid cavity — n. a shallow depression on a bone, esp. the scapula and temporal bone, receiving the projection of another bone to form a joint. Etymology: F gleacutenoiumlde f. Gk glenoeides f. glene socket * * * noun the concavity in the head of the scapula… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mandibular fossa — Bone: Mandibular fossa Left temporal bone. Outer surface. (Mandibular fossa labeled at left, third from the top.) …   Wikipedia

  • mandibular fossa — noun a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible • Syn: ↑glenoid fossa • Hypernyms: ↑pit, ↑fossa • Part Holonyms: ↑temporal bone, ↑os temporale …   Useful english dictionary

  • surface — The outer part of any solid. SYN: face (2) [TA], facies (2) [TA]. [F. fr. L. superficius, see superficial] acromial articular s. of clavicle SYN: acromial facet of clavicle. anterior s. [TA] the s. of a …   Medical dictionary

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