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Angle of the mandible

Other Terms: Mandibular angle, Angulus mandibulae, Angle de la mandibule

Description

This is the postero-inferior angle joining the inferior margin of the mandible or mandibular base and the posterior border of the ramus. In the adult mandible it approximates ninety degrees.

Etymology

This term arises from the Latin angulus meaning to bend or diverge from a central point.

Latin

Angulus mandibulae

French

Angle de la mandibule

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