dentary

noun den·ta·ry \ˈdentərē\

Definition of dentary

plural

-es

  1. :  either of a pair of membrane bones of the lower jaw of most vertebrates, in lower forms being restricted to the distal area but in recent higher mammals forming the body of the mandible

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Origin and Etymology of dentary

dent- + -ary


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