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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: mandibula, from Latin mandere 'to chew'

mandible

noun
     
Related topics: Biology, Animals
man‧di‧ble [countable] technical
1HBA the jaw bone of an animal or fish, especially the lower jaw
2 the outside part of a bird's beak
3 the part of an insect's mouth that it uses for eating

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