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MANDIBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mandible mean? 

MANDIBLE (noun)
  The noun MANDIBLE has 1 sense:

1. the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth

  Familiarity information: MANDIBLE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MANDIBLE (noun)


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Meaning:

The jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

jawbone; jowl; lower jaw; lower jawbone; mandible; mandibula; mandibular bone; submaxilla

Hypernyms ("mandible" is a kind of...):

articulator (a movable speech organ)

jaw (the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth)

Meronyms (parts of "mandible"):

gnathion (the most inferior point of the mandible in the midline)

gonion (the craniometric point on either side at the apex of the lower jaw)

mandibular notch (small indentation in the middle of the lower jawbone)

pogonion (the craniometric point that is the most forward-projecting point on the anterior surface of the chin)

symphysion (the most forward point of the alveolar process of the mandible)

condylar process; condyloid process; mandibular condyle (the condyle of the ramus of the mandible that articulates with the skull)

coronoid process of the mandible (the coronoid process that provides an attachment for the temporal muscle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mandible"):

lantern jaw (a long thin lower jaw)


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