Articular tubercle

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Articular tubercle
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Left temporal bone seen from outside (articular tubercle is top label at left side)
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Base of skull seen from below
LatinTuberculum articulare ossis temporalis
Gray'sp.139
TAA02.1.06.073
Anatomical terms of bone
 
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Articular tubercle
Gray137.png
Left temporal bone seen from outside (articular tubercle is top label at left side)
Gray187.png
Base of skull seen from below
LatinTuberculum articulare ossis temporalis
Gray'sp.139
TAA02.1.06.073
Anatomical terms of bone

The articular tubercle (eminentia articularis) is a bony eminence on the temporal bone in the skull.

The anterior root of the posterior end of the outer surface of the squama temporalis, continuous with the lower border, is short but broad and strong; it is directed medialward and ends in a rounded eminence, the articular tubercle.

This tubercle forms the front boundary of the mandibular fossa, and in the fresh state is covered with cartilage.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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