Medical Dictionary


noun man·di·ble \ˈman-də-bəl\

Medical Definition of MANDIBLE

a :  jaw 1; especially :  jaw 1b b :  the lower jaw with its investing soft parts
:  any of various invertebrate mouthparts serving to hold or bite food materials; especially :  either member of the anterior pair of mouth appendages of an arthropod often forming strong biting jaws

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