Synonyms for mandible

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Mala mandibularis: the grinding surface or area of a mandible.

Adductor mandibulae: the muscle that draws in or closes the mandible.

In their massiveness they are unsurpassed save by the mandible from Mauer.

But the mandible is wanting, and the molar teeth of the upper set are absent.

The premaxill and the end of the mandible are greatly expanded.

In such crania the mandible is wanting, and the teeth are wanting.

The mandible has a distinct splenial, and the articular is ossified.

The rami of the mandible are united only by an extremely elastic ligament.

The rami of the mandible are not ankylosed together in front.

The mandible is massive, and has a very high ascending portion.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "jaw, jawbone," from Middle French mandible and directly from Late Latin mandibula "jaw," from Latin mandere "to chew," from PIE root *mendh- "to chew" (cf. Greek mastax "the mouth, that with which one chews; morsel, that which is chewed," masasthai "to chew," mastikhan "to gnash the teeth"). Of insect mouth parts from 1826.

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