- the lower part of the bill.
- mandibles,the upper and lower parts of the bill.
- mandelstam, osip emilyevich,
- mandeville, bernard,
- mandeville, sir john,
- mandibular arch,
- mandibular cartilage,
- mandibular dentition,
- mandibular disease
Origin of mandible
Examples from the Web for mandible
Before the close of the Zoa condition a small and unjointed palp appears on the mandible.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The mandible is very deep in the middle, and is drawn out into a long spout-like process in front.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
The mandible has a long and strong symphysis, and its angle is not inflected.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
Rami of mandible anchylosed together and suture largely obliterated.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae|Frederick True
The angular processes are remarkably short, especially in relation to the length of the mandible.
Word Origin for mandible
late 14c., "jaw, jawbone," from Middle French mandible and directly from Late Latin mandibula "jaw," from Latin mandere "to chew," from PIE root *mendh- "to chew" (cf. Greek mastax "the mouth, that with which one chews; morsel, that which is chewed," masasthai "to chew," mastikhan "to gnash the teeth"). Of insect mouth parts from 1826.