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simian shelf

[ sim-ee-uhn shelf ]
/ ˈsɪm i ən ˈʃɛlf /
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noun

a shelflike thickening along the inside of the ape mandible, which reinforces the jaw.

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Origin of simian shelf

First recorded in 1855–60
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