mandible

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From Latin mandibula.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmændɪb(ə)l/, /ˈmændəb(ə)l/

NounEdit

mandible (plural mandibles)

  1. The lower jaw, especially the lower jawbone.
  2. One of a pair of mouthparts of an arthropod designed for holding food.

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Last modified on 30 January 2014, at 22:40