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dentary

[den-tuh-ree] /ˈdɛn tə ri/
noun, plural dentaries. Zoology
1.
one of a pair of membrane bones that in lower vertebrates form the distal part of the lower jaws and in mammals comprise the mandible.
Origin of dentary
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin dentārius of the teeth, equivalent to dent- (stem of dēns) tooth + -ārius -ary
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