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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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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]
mandibulate n, adj
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man•di•ble(ˈmæn də bəl)
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.
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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.
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The lower jawbone.
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|Noun||1.||mandible - 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
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mandible[ˈmændɪbl] N → mandíbula f
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n. mandíbula, hueso de la quijada en forma de herradura.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
mandiblen mandíbula inferior, mandíbula (fam)
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