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Fig. 6. Coronal sections of the right half of the lower jaw of a human foetus 55 mm in length


I. Through the central incisor tooth-germ.

II. Through the canine tooth germ.

III. At mental foramen showing bridge of bone behind canine tooth-germ.

IV. Through the first molar tooth-germ.

V. Through the second molar tooth-germ.

VI. Through the coronoid process.

J ., lower jaw, :1 continuous piece of membrane bone; D., dental lamina and tooth-germs; N., inferior dental ' nerve; L.. lingual nerve: M.C., Meckel's cartilage; My., mylohyold muscle; S , submaxillary gland and its duct ; X., Meckel's cartilage undergoing resorption.
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Low A. Further observations on the ossification of the human lower jaw. (1909) J Anat Physiol. 44(1): 83–95. PMID 17232830

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