chin·​bone ˈchin-ˌbōn How to pronounce chinbone (audio)
: mandible
especially : the median anterior part of the human mandible

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chinbone was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Chinbone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


chin·​bone ˈchin-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn How to pronounce chinbone (audio)
: jaw sense 1b
especially : the median anterior part of the bone of the human lower jaw
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