Mandible meaning

măn'də-bəl
The lower jaw of a vertebrate animal.
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Either the upper or lower part of the beak in birds.
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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.
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The jaw.
  • The lower jaw of a vertebrate.
  • Either of a pair of biting jaws of an insect or other arthropod.
  • Either jaw of a beaked animal, as a cephalopod.
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The lower jaw of a vertebrate animal.
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Either the upper or lower part of the beak in birds.
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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.
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The lower part of the jaw in vertebrate animals.
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One of the pincerlike mouthparts of insects and other arthropods.
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The lower jaw, especially the lower jawbone.
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One of a pair of mouthparts of an arthropod designed for holding food.
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Origin of mandible

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin mandibula from Latin mandere to chew
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary