mental foramen

noun

Medical Definition of mental foramen

: a foramen for the passage of blood vessels and a nerve on the outside of the lower jaw on each side near the chin

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“Mental foramen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mental%20foramen. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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