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mandibular

[man-dib-yuh-ler] /mænˈdɪb yə lər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of a mandible.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Late Latin mandibul(a) mandible + -ar1
Related forms
intermandibular, adjective
postmandibular, adjective
premandibular, adjective
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Examples from the web for mandibular
  • mandibular repositioning appliances help to reposition and maintain the lower jaw in a protruded position during sleep.
  • Global human mandibular variation reflects differences in agricultural and hunter-gatherer subsistence strategies.
Word Origin and History for mandibular
adj.

1650s, from Latin mandibula (see mandible) + -ar.

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