jawed


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jawed

 (jôd)
adj.
Having a jaw or jaws, especially of a specified kind. Often used in combination: slack-jawed; the jawed fishes.

jawed

(dʒɔd)

adj.
having a jaw or jaws, esp. of a specified kind (often used in combination): square-jawed.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jawed - of animals having jaws of a specified type
jawless - of animals having no jaw
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Scientists knew that these armored fish were early jawed animals, but their jaws were unusual: "They look like sheet metal cutters," Ahlberg says.
Objective: The emergence of jawed vertebrates (gnathostomes) is a pivotal event in vertebrate evolution, based on the evolution of jaws with teeth.
All living jawed vertebrates (animals with backbones, such as humans) have teeth, but it has long been thought that the first jawed vertebrates lacked pearly gnashers, instead capturing prey with gruesome scissor-like jaw-bones.