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  • noun

Synonyms for tubercle

a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis

Related Words

small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant


a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament

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The current technique of mandibular osteotomy with genioglossus advancement involves a limited osteotomy intraorally to isolate and advance the genial tubercle.
This procedure is designed to advance the tongue at the genial tubercle attachment (figure 4).
The genial tubercle and genioglossus muscle can be identified by finger palpation in the floor of the mouth and with the aid of the lateral cephalometric radiograph.
The suprahyoid muscles were not deliberately detached from the genial tubercles in any of the cases.
The average mandibular advancement at the genial tubercles was 16.