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- adj. Of or pertaining to the mandible
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a mandible; like a mandible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a mandible.
- In mammalogy, the more or less upright proximal part of either half of the mandible, as distinguished from the body or horizontal part of the same bone.
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- adj. relating to the lower jaw
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All these animals are united by subtle skull features, such as the absence of a hole in the lower jaw called the mandibular fenestra and the flat, wrinkle-cusped teeth set along the jaws.
Afradapis, such as the loss of the second premolar and the fusion of the two halves of the lower jaw (called the mandibular symphysis), are not seen in closest relatives of the earliest anthropoids like the recently-discovered genus Biretia.
It was a long face, sUn-cured and leathery, with a broken pug nose at center, a thin-lipped mouth, and an oversized jaw the kind of mandibular development you get from chewing tobacco or gritting your teeth.
Traditional anti-snoring appliances such as mandibular advancement devices are custom made to fit the upper and lower teeth.
It also endorses mandibular advancement devices that push the lower jaw forward, which can help some people.
One caste cuts foliage and leaves—their mandibular muscles make up one-quarter of their entire body mass—and some tropical ecologists estimate that the leaf-cutter colonies may harvest up to 17 percent of the total leaf production of a tropical rainforest where they thrive, in Mexico and Central and South America.
The extinct great ape Gigantopithecus blacki from the middle Pleistocene of China and Vietnam is known only from dental and mandibular remains, and its dietary specializations remain contentious.
This study provides a survey of mandibular shape in a sample of extant hominoids (Pan, Gorilla, Pongo, and Hylobates), as well as extinct Asian and Eurasian taxa (Ouranopithecus, Sivapithecus, and Gigantopithecus) in order to compare overall shape similarity.
However, G. blacki can be distinguished from the extant hominids by having relatively higher values for postcanine root length and surface area, both absolutely and relative to mandibular size (except for premolar root lengths of humans).
The results show that, in G. blacki, the pattern of mandibular root numbersparticularly that of the premolarscorresponds with that of Gorilla gorilla, Pan troglodytes, and Pongo pygmaeus.
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