lower jawbone


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Related to lower jawbone: mandible, mandibula
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Noun1.lower jawbone - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouthlower jawbone - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
gnathion - the most inferior point of the mandible in the midline
gonion - the craniometric point on either side at the apex of the lower jaw
mandibular notch - small indentation in the middle of the lower jawbone
pogonion - the craniometric point that is the most forward-projecting point on the anterior surface of the chin
symphysion - the most forward point of the alveolar process of the mandible
articulator - a movable speech organ
condylar process, condyloid process, mandibular condyle - the condyle of the ramus of the mandible that articulates with the skull
coronoid process of the mandible - the coronoid process that provides an attachment for the temporal muscle
jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
lantern jaw - a long thin lower jaw
References in classic literature ?
Its head and mouth are similar in appearance to those of a hippopotamus, except that from the sides of the lower jawbone two mighty horns curve slightly downward toward the front.
Its head and mouth are more similar in appearance to those of a hippopotamus than to any other earthly animal, except that from the sides of the lower jawbone two mighty horns curve slightly downward toward the front.
He noted that next year marks 50 years since the discovery of the remains of Azykhantrop's lower jawbone in the Azykh Cave by archaeologist Mammadali Huseynov in 1968.
The X-rays showed how part of Lenny's lower jawbone had been disintegrated by this huge, invasive tumour," Mr Lasserre added.
II In the museum I haunted, growing up, A sperm whale's lower jawbone stood on end In the fathoms at the far end of its hall-- A keel of sorts, forked like a witching rod, A tuning fork to set the waters churning.
Temporomandibular joint disorder The temporomandibular joint allows the lower jaw to move in all directions so that the teeth can be used to bite off and chew food efficiently by connecting the lower jawbone to the part of the skull known as the temporal bone.
But to ensure it would never be forgotten, its 7ft lower jawbone was buried at an undisclosed site so that the oil and fat could drain from it.
Last year, Belgian additive manufacturer LayerWise NV built a 3-D printed lower jawbone that was implanted in an 83-year-old woman suffering from an infection.
In 2006, he had a cancerous portion of his lower jawbone removed and right before he left the hospital to return home, his carotid artery burst, perhaps because the artery wall had been weakened by Ebert's radiation treatments.
Until 2007, evidence remained elusive, for the skull lacked a lower jawbone, a vital piece of evidence.
If your lower jawbone shows signs of thinning, it's time to become more aggressive and be more pro-active in protecting your bones.