: having jaws
jawed fishes
usually used in combination
a three-jawed chuck

Examples of jawed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The results challenge the idea that the sympathetic nervous system evolved in jawed vertebrates, the study authors write, pushing its origins farther back than expected. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 May 2024 The role of Vitamin A The team built on previous work that found that the genes that build and subdivide the sea lamprey hindbrain are identical to those genes in jawed vertebrates. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 22 Feb. 2024 Known as placoderms, these primitive jawed vertebrates came in all shapes and sizes, from small bottom-dwellers to giant filter-feeders. Jack Tamisiea, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2024 If found to be a vertebrate, the Tully monster would fill a gap in evolutionary history, connecting jawless fish (such as lampreys and hagfish) to jawed fish. Jamie Dickman, Popular Science, 17 Apr. 2023 See all Example Sentences for jawed 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jawed was circa 1529

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“Jawed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jawed. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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: having jaws
jawed fishes
usually used in combination

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