|1.||See jaw the lower jawbone in vertebrates|
|2.||either of a pair of mouthparts in insects and other arthropods that are usually used for biting and crushing food|
|3.||ornithol either the upper or the lower part of the bill, esp the lower part|
|[C16: via Old French from Late Latin mandibula jaw, from mandere to chew]|
mandible man·di·ble (mān'də-bəl)
A U-shaped bone forming the lower jaw, articulating with the temporal bone on either side. Also called submaxilla.