Mandibular prominence

Mandibular prominence
Precursorfirst pharyngeal arch
Gives rise tomandible
Latinprominentia mandibularis
Anatomical terminology

The mandibular prominence is an embryological structure which gives rise to the lower portion of the face.

The mandible and lower lip derive from it.[1]

It is innervated by the mandibular nerve.[2]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ chapter23 Archived 2012-07-07 at
  2. ^ Raymond E. Papka (1995). Anatomy: Embryology, Neuroanatomy, Gross Anatomy, Microanatomy. Berlin: Springer. p. 31. ISBN 0-387-94395-1.

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