mandible definition

  • noun:
    • the reduced jaw of a vertebrate pet.
    • Either the top of or lower area of the beak in birds.
    • Any of numerous lips body organs of invertebrates useful for seizing and biting meals, especially either of a set of such organs in pests also arthropods.
    • the low jaw, particularly the lower jawbone.
    • certainly one of a set of mouthparts of an arthropod designed for holding food.
    • The bone tissue, or major bone tissue, associated with the lower jaw; the substandard maxilla; -- in addition applied to either the upper or even the reduced jaw in beak of wild birds.
    • The anterior pair of mouth body organs of bugs, crustaceaus, and associated animals, whether adapted for biting or not. See Illust. of Diptera.
    • In zoöl, and anatomy, a jaw-bone; a jaw, or the jaw-bone and connect parts; particularly, the under-jaw.
    • In polyzoans, an operculum.
    • the jaw in vertebrates this is certainly hinged to start the mouth
  • others:
    • Demandable.

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