tem·​po·​ro·​man·​dib·​u·​lar | \ ˈtem-pə-rō-man-ˈdi-byə-lər How to pronounce temporomandibular (audio) \

Definition of temporomandibular

: of, relating to, being, or affecting the joint between the temporal bone and the mandible that allows for the movement of the mandible temporomandibular dysfunction

Examples of temporomandibular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These included teeth grinding, cracked and chipped teeth and symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, like jaw pain. New York Times, 19 May 2021 Faith eventually scheduled a temporomandibular joint arthroscopy, a surgery that relieves pain and restores the jaw's full range of motion. Bethany Ao Philadelphia Inquirer, Star Tribune, 30 Oct. 2020 This includes grinding and clenching (technically called bruxing), chipped and cracked teeth, and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (i.e., dysfunction of the jaw muscles, joints, and nerves). Jenny Mccoy, Glamour, 26 Oct. 2020 Like most parts of your body, sometimes your temporomandibular joints can act up, resulting in a TMJ disorder. Korin Miller, SELF, 20 Oct. 2020 Pro-tip: Some reviewers have also recommended this chin strap as a hack to combat temporomandibular joint syndrome. Popular Science, 12 Sep. 2019 Add-on services include hot stone foot reflexology, cerebral spinal therapy and temporomandibular joint relief. Lisa Boone, latimes.com, 7 June 2019 The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw (or mandible) to the temporal bone at the side of the head. Marlene Cimons, Sun-Sentinel.com, 13 June 2017 The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw (or mandible) to the temporal bone at the side of the head. Marlene Cimons, Sun-Sentinel.com, 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of temporomandibular

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for temporomandibular

tempor(al) entry 3 + -o- + mandibular

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The first known use of temporomandibular was in 1889

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28 May 2021

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“Temporomandibular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temporomandibular. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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tem·​po·​ro·​man·​dib·​u·​lar | \ ˈtem-pə-rō-man-ˈdib-yə-lər How to pronounce temporomandibular (audio) \

Medical Definition of temporomandibular

: of, relating to, or affecting the temporomandibular joint temporomandibular pain and dysfunction— George Dimitroulis


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