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Coronoid process of mandible

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Bony structures of the mandible.

The coronoid process of the mandible is a triangular, flat eminence projecting from the superior part of the ramus of the mandible. It is the anterior of the two superior projections from the ramus, the condylar process being the posterior, with the mandibular notch situated between them. The anterior border of the coronoid process is continuous inferiorly with the anterior border of the ramus, while its posterior border also forms the anterior border of the mandibular notch.

The temporalis muscle inserts onto the coronoid process, primarily onto its apex and medial surface. 

Terminology English: Coronoid process of mandible
: Processus coronoideus mandibulae
Definition Flat triangular projection from the anterior margin of the ramus of the mandible
Function Attachment point for the temporalis muscle

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