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.
Scientists don't know what causes it, although trauma to the jaw or temporomandibular joint is a clear risk factor.
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Origin and Etymology of temporomandibular
3temporal + -o- + mandibular
First Known Use: 1889See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of temporomandibular
: of, relating to, or affecting the temporomandibular joint temporomandibular pain and dysfunction—George Dimitroulis
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