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Medical Dictionary

mandible

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noun man·di·ble \ˈman-də-bəl\

Medical Definition of mandible

  1. 1a:  jaw 1; especially :  jaw 1bb:  the lower jaw with its investing soft parts

  2. 2:  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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