mandible: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (man'du-bul), [key]
- the bone of the lower jaw.
- (in birds)
- the lower part of the bill.
- mandibles,the upper and lower parts of the bill.
- (in arthropods) one of the first pair of mouthpart appendages, typically a jawlike biting organ, but styliform or setiform in piercing and sucking species.
- mandible (Thesaurus)
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