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Other Terms: Tuuberculum articulare (Os temporale), Articular tubercle of temporal bone, Articular eminence of temporal bone, Tuberculum articulare ossis temporalis
This is the transversely oriented ridge of bone that forms the anterior boundary of the articular or mandibular fossa. It continues anterolaterally as the anterior root of the zygomatic process.
Articular is from the Latin verb articulare meaning to join. Tubercle is from the Latin tuber meaning a lump and the diminutive suffix -cle denoting a small lump.
Tuberculum articulare ossis temporalis