View definitions for mandible
noun as in beak
The ant’s mandibles gaped open and prepared to seize the beetle.
From this, they used a computer model to simulation the mandible and how it would move.
Here, Fortner says, the mandible was too flexible to generate big bite forces.
In that scenario, the mandible became too flexible to generate large bite forces.
That flexibility helps the animals maintain a better grip on struggling prey and also allows the mandible to flex wider to accommodate larger morsels, he notes.
The peculiarity of their beak consists in the lower mandible being considerably longer than the other into which it shuts.
The insertion is tendinous on the dorsal surface of the lower mandible in common with the dorsal aponeurosis of pars profundus.
The most dorsal aponeurosis inserts on a tubercle at the posterior tip of the dorsal edge of the mandible.
The stripe p. 160corresponding to the deep yellow stripe on the upper mandible is sky blue.
In Lethrus F. in the female, but not the male, the mandible is armed below with a long incurved horn.
On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mandible, such as: snout, bill, muzzle, neb, nib, and nozzle.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.