The mylohyoid line is a ridge on the internal surface of the body of the mandible. The mylohyoid line extends posterosuperiorly. The mylohyoid line continues as the mylohyoid groove on the internal surface of the ramus. The mylohyoid line is the location of the origin of the mylohyoid muscle.
Mandible. Inner surface. Side view.
|Latin||Linea mylohyoidea mandibulae|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
The mylohyoid muscle originates from the anterior (front) part of the mylohyoid line, while the posterior (back) part of this line, near the alveolar margin, gives attachment to a small part of the constrictor pharyngis superior, and to the pterygomandibular raphe.
- Anatomy photo:25:st-0204 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Anterior Triangle of the Neck: Bones"
- Anatomy image: skel/mandible2 at Human Anatomy Lecture (Biology 129), Pennsylvania State University
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