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Relating to the region below the tongue. The sublingual fossa is a shallow depression on the inner surface of the mandible above the mylohyoid line in which lies the sublingual salivary gland. The sublingual space consists of loose connective tissue containing the sublingual salivary gland, and the duct of the submandibular salivary gland together with the lingual and hypoglossal nerves.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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