Definition of temporomandibular joint in English:

temporomandibular joint

noun

Anatomy
  • The hinge joint between the temporal bone and the lower jaw.

    • ‘Pain of the temporomandibular joint for a brief time after awakening was commonly reported.’
    • ‘Symptoms are characterised by recurrent clicking in the temporomandibular joint.’
    • ‘The temporomandibular joints connect the lower jawbone to the temporal bone of the skull.’
    • ‘TMJ disorders are a variety of conditions that cause tenderness and pain in the temporomandibular joint.’
    • ‘The temporomandibular joint is the articulation between the mandible and the skull.’

Pronunciation:

temporomandibular joint

/ˌtɛmpərəʊmanˈdɪbjʊlə/