He was a tall man, with a drooping mustache and a nose that beaked at the tip like a butcher-bird's mandible.
The premaxill and the end of the mandible are greatly expanded.
Rami of mandible anchylosed together at symphysis and suture largely obliterated.
In such crania the mandible is wanting, and the teeth are wanting.
The distance from mandible Cape to the mouth of the Mercy was not more than eight miles.
The mandible articulates with the cranium by means of a quadrate.
The anterior part of the mandible is narrow and the lower incisors are diminutive and often concealed by the flesh of the gum.
The rami of the mandible are not ankylosed together in front.
In their massiveness they are unsurpassed save by the mandible from Mauer.
Palatal aspect of the cranium and mandible of a Donkey (Equus asinus) 1/5.
late 14c., "jaw, jawbone," from Middle French mandible and directly from Late Latin mandibula "jaw," from Latin mandere "to chew," from PIE root *mendh- "to chew" (cf. Greek mastax "the mouth, that with which one chews; morsel, that which is chewed," masasthai "to chew," mastikhan "to gnash the teeth"). Of insect mouth parts from 1826.
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.