- mental foramen n a foramen for the passage of blood vessels and a nerve on the outside of the lower jaw on each side near the chin
* * *foramen mentale [TA] an opening on the lateral part of the body of the mandible, opposite the second bicuspid tooth, for passage of the mental nerve and vessels.
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