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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MAN'DIBLE, n. [L. mando, to chew.] The jaw, the instrument of chewing; applied particularly to fowls.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth [syn: lower jaw, mandible, mandibula, mandibular bone, submaxilla, lower jawbone, jawbone, jowl]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin mandibula, from Latin mandere to chew; probably akin to Greek masasthai to chew Date: 15th century 1. a. jaw 1a; especially a lower jaw consisting of a single bone or of completely fused bones b. the lower jaw with its investing soft parts c. either the upper or lower segment of the bill of a bird 2. any of various invertebrate mouthparts serving to hold or bite food materials; especially either member of the anterior pair of mouth appendages of an arthropod often forming strong biting jaws mandibular adjective mandibulate adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the jaw, esp. the lower jaw in mammals and fishes. 2 the upper or lower part of a bird's beak. 3 either half of the crushing organ in an arthropod's mouth-parts. Derivatives: mandibular adj. mandibulate adj. Etymology: ME f. OF mandible or LL mandibula f. mandere chew

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mandible Man"di*ble, n. [L. mandibula, mandibulum, fr. mandere to chew. Cf. Manger.] 1. (Anat.) The bone, or principal bone, of the lower jaw; the inferior maxilla; -- also applied to either the upper or the lower jaw in the beak of birds. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The anterior pair of mouth organs of insects, crustaceaus, and related animals, whether adapted for biting or not. See Illust. of Diptera.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(mandibles) 1. A mandible is the bone in the lower jaw of a person or animal. (TECHNICAL) = jawbone N-COUNT 2. An insect's mandibles are the two parts of its mouth which it uses for biting, similar to an animal's jaws. (TECHNICAL) N-COUNT: usu pl

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Under jaw (of animals). 2. (Ornith.) Beak, bill. 3. Upper jaw (of insects).

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