Mylohyoid line

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.

Mylohyoid line
Mandible. Inner surface. Side view.
LatinLinea 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.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 173 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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