- pertaining to or of the nature of a mandible.
Origin of mandibular
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Examples from the Web for mandibular
In some Gymnophiona there is a double row of mandibular teeth.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
The mandibular symphysis does not reach beyond the eighth tooth.
The postoral arches formed are the mandibular, hyoid and five branchial arches.
The mandibular arch (md) is placed on the hinder border of the mouth, and is separated by a deep groove from the hyoid arch (hy).
Behind the mandibular arch are present a well-developed hyoid (hy) and a first branchial arch (not shewn in fig. 146).
Word Origin and History for mandibular
1650s, from Latin mandibula (see mandible) + -ar.
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