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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.
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An x-radiocephalometric study of mandibulofacial dysostosis in man.
Treacher Collins syndrome also known as Mandibulofacial dysostosis or Franceschetti- Zwahlen-Klein Syndrome.
Two cases of children with Treacher Collins syndrome (mandibulofacial dysostosis) are presented, to illustrate the features of the syndrome.