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mandibular

[man-dib-yuh-ler]
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  1. pertaining to or of the nature of a mandible.

Origin of mandibular

1645–55; < Late Latin mandibul(a) mandible + -ar1
Related formsin·ter·man·dib·u·lar, adjectivepost·man·dib·u·lar, adjectivepre·man·dib·u·lar, adjective
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Word Origin and History for mandibular

adj.

1650s, from Latin mandibula (see mandible) + -ar.

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