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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals, Biology
mandibleman‧di‧ble /ˈmændəbəl/ noun [countable] technical  1 HBAHBFthe jaw bone of an animal or fish, especially the lower jaw2 the outside part of a bird’s beak3 the part of an insect’s mouth that it uses for eating
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mandibleAfter 48-55 months of weathering, the bones of the skull and mandible were still little altered.Too many legs though, round luminous eyes, and more complicated mandibles than any arachnid Ace had ever seen on Earth.The President was grinding his mandibles, but forcing himself to smile.The distinction is made between molars in place in mandibles or maxillae, and isolated molars.I have lost my shagging mandibles.The degree of alteration of the mandibles is therefore not as great as is suggested by these figures.The breakage of the mandible differentiates at least four groups of predator.The other end attached to a bony spot on the mandible, or lower jaw.
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