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dentary

[ den-tuh-ree ]
/ ˈdɛn tə ri /
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noun, plural den·ta·ries.Zoology.
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.
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Origin of dentary

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