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mandibular

[ man-dib-yuh-ler ]
/ mænˈdɪb yə lər /
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adjective

pertaining to or of the nature of a mandible.

Nearby words

mandeville, mandeville, bernard, mandeville, sir john, mandi, mandible, mandibular, mandibular arch, mandibular cartilage, mandibular dentition, mandibular disease, mandibular fossa

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

mandibular


adj.

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

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