gonial angle

gonial angle
gonial angle n the angle formed by the junction of the posterior and lower borders of the human lower jaw called also angle of the jaw, angle of the mandible

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the angle formed by the intersection of the body of the mandible and the ascending mandibular ramus; an important consideration in prognathic procedures. Called also angulus mandibulae [TA].

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