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Mandible

/ˈmandəbəl/ Noun, pl. mandibles 1. A bone forming the skull with the cranium. (wikipedia.org) 2. One of a pair of mouthparts of an arthropod designed for holding food. (wiktionary.org) 3. It is hinged to open the mouth.The ‘jaw’ of vertebrates responsible for crunching down food materials into a swallow-able form. (biology-online.org) 4. Either of the upper and lower parts of a bird’s beak. (Google Dictionary) 5. Any of various invertebrate mouthparts serving to hold or bite food materials; especially : either member of the anterior pair of mouth appendages of an arthropod often forming strong biting jaws. (merriam-webster.com) 6. In humans, forms the lower jaw and holds the lower teeth in place. (wikipedia.org) Syn: lower jaw, jawbone, mandibula, mandibular bone, submaxilla, lower jawbone, jowl, inferior maxillary bone Word origin: From Late Latin mandibula “jaw,” from Latin mandere “to...

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