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man·di·ble

 (măn′də-bəl)
n.
1. The lower jaw of a vertebrate animal.
2. Either the upper or lower part of the beak in birds.
3. Any of various mouth organs of invertebrates used for seizing and biting food, especially either of a pair of such organs in insects and other arthropods.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin mandibula, from Latin mandere, to chew.]

man·dib′u·lar (-dĭb′yə-lər) adj.

mandible

(ˈmændɪbəl)
n
1. (Zoology) the lower jawbone in vertebrates. See jaw1
2. (Zoology) either of a pair of mouthparts in insects and other arthropods that are usually used for biting and crushing food
3. (Zoology) ornithol either the upper or the lower part of the bill, esp the lower part
[C16: via Old French from Late Latin mandibula jaw, from mandere to chew]
mandibular adj
mandibulate n, adj

man•di•ble

(ˈmæn də bəl)

n.
1. the bone or bony composite comprising the lower jaw of vertebrates.
2. (in birds)
a. the lower part of the bill.
b. mandibles, the upper and lower parts of the bill.
3. (in arthropods) one of the first pair of mouthpart appendages, typically a biting organ.
[1375–1425; < Late Latin mandibula jaw =mandi- (comb. form of Latin mandere to chew) + Latin -bula suffix of means]
man•dib′u•lar (-ˈdɪb yə lər) man•dib′u•late, adj.

man·di·ble

(măn′də-bəl)
1. The lower part of the jaw in vertebrate animals. See more at skeleton.
2. One of the pincer-like mouthparts of insects and other arthropods.

mandible


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The lower jawbone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mandible - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouthmandible - 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
Translations
kusadlo
MandibelUnterkiefer
alalõualuu
alaleuanluualaleukaleukaleukaraaja
kaakonderkaak

mandible

[ˈmændɪbl] Nmandíbula f

mandible

n (of vertebrates)Unterkiefer(knochen) m, → Mandibel f (spec); mandibles (of insects)Mundwerkzeuge pl, → Mundgliedmaßen pl, → Mandibel f (spec); (of birds)Schnabel m

man·di·ble

n. mandíbula, hueso de la quijada en forma de herradura.

mandible

n mandíbula inferior, mandíbula (fam)
References in classic literature ?
They kept their bills wide open, and the lower mandible half buried in the water.
Lesson states that he has seen these birds opening the shells of the mactrae buried in the sand-banks on the coast of Chile: from their weak bills, with the lower mandible so much projecting, their short legs and long wings, it is very improbable that this can be a general habit.
To sum up, then; in the Right Whale's there is no great well of sperm; no ivory teeth at all; no long, slender mandible of a lower jaw, like the Sperm Whale's.
Four membranous wings covered with little colored scales of metallic appearance; mouth forming a rolled proboscis, produced by an elongation of the jaws, upon the sides of which are found the rudiments of mandibles and downy palpi; the inferior wings retained to the superior by a stiff hair; antennae in the form of an elongated club, prismatic; abdomen pointed, The Death's -- headed Sphinx has occasioned much terror among the vulgar, at times, by the melancholy kind of cry which it utters, and the insignia of death which it wears upon its corslet.
How low in the scale of nature this law of battle descends, I know not; male alligators have been described as fighting, bellowing, and whirling round, like Indians in a war-dance, for the possession of the females; male salmons have been seen fighting all day long; male stag-beetles often bear wounds from the huge mandibles of other males.
21) Because of the lack of reports on distraction osteogenesis in the avian mandible, reports in other species were considered in this case, as well as the few reports of this technique in avian species.
Head and neck are a common location for NF; however other sites may be involved less frequently including nasal cavity, paranasal sinus, nasopharynx, orbit, larynx, maxilla, and mandible [2].
The large linear mandible attached very near each other at the middle of the oral margin of the head can be closed extremely rapidly to trap, kill or maim the prey [2] allowing them to be brought to the nest.
Relationship between mandible morphology and leaf preference in leaf-cutting ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Our patient was an 11 -year-old male with submandibular cellulitis and a history of fibrous dysplasia (FD) in the mandible.
We describe a rare case of nonossifying fibroma of the mandible in a 15-year-old boy who presented with a left mandibular swelling.
But the sorry aerodynamics have a lower energy cost to the beetle than does lugging his hefty mandible muscles, which account for about 18 percent of his body weight.