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mandible

Pronunciation: man'di-bul

Definition: A U-shaped bone (in superior view), forming the lower jaw, articulating by its upturned extremities with the temporal bone on either side.

Synonym(s): mandibulaTA, jaw bone, lower jaw, mandibulum, submaxilla

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