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The jawbone is part of an adult mandible, but its height points to a person of short stature and small body size.
Why does the Falcon have a gap between its front mandibles?
Others, like the trap-jaw ant, use their mandibles to catapult themselves to safety.
But termites, with their strong, sharp mandibles, aren’t easy prey, and raiders often get limbs bitten off in the fight.
Some were solid and compact, which was not particularly unusual; previous research has shown that this structure was typical of early moths and butterflies, which used mandibles to chomp their food.
Two species of Myrmoteras trap-jaw ant use a special set of joints and muscles to spring-load their massive mandibles before releasing them to slam shut on prey, according to a new study.
The nematodes have even been used to save Florida oranges from demise at the hungry mandibles of the citrus root weevil.
The scientists even documented a butterfly stealing a droplet of nectar straight from the mandibles of an ant, the first time this has been documented.
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MANDIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mandible for English Language Learners
: either the upper or lower part of a bird's beak
: a part of an insect's mouth that looks like a jaw and is often used for biting things
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