temporomandibular

adjective
tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar | \ˈtem-pə-rō-man-ˈdi-byə-lər \

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

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The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw (or mandible) to the temporal bone at the side of the head. Marlene Cimons, Sun-Sentinel.com, "If you hear a click in your jaw, this is what you need to know," 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, "If you hear a click in your jaw, this is what you need to know," 13 June 2017 Azalea announces via Twitter that she has been diagnosed with TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, the medical term for jaw pain or dysfunction. Alexandra Holterman, Billboard, "Everything Iggy Azalea Has Been Up to Since 'The New Classic'," 11 July 2017 The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw (or mandible) to the temporal bone at the side of the head. Marlene Cimons, Washington Post, "If you hear a click in your jaw, this is what you need to know," 9 June 2017 Scientists don't know what causes it, although trauma to the jaw or temporomandibular joint is a clear risk factor. Marlene Cimons, Sun-Sentinel.com, "If you hear a click in your jaw, this is what you need to know," 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, "If you hear a click in your jaw, this is what you need to know," 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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temporomandibular

adjective
tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar | \ˈtem-pə-rō-man-ˈdib-yə-lər \

Medical Definition of temporomandibular 

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

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