dentary

[den-tuh-ree]
noun, plural den·ta·ries. Zoology.
  1. one of a pair of membrane bones that in lower vertebrates form the distal part of the lower jaws and in mammals comprise the mandible.

Origin of dentary

1820–30; < Latin dentārius of the teeth, equivalent to dent- (stem of dēns) tooth + -ārius -ary
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