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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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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