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Mandible

The mandible (lower jaw) is the the largest and strongest bone of the human skull. It comprises a body, that holds the lower teeth in the right position, and a ramus, which articulates with the temporal bones through the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). The TMJ represents the attachment site for the temporal muscle. The primary landmark in the mandible is the mental foramen, located below the root of the premolar teeth, and serves as a passage for nerves and vessels. Besides forming the support for the lower teeth, the role of the mandible is to assist in mastication and form the lower jawline. 
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