What is another word for mandible?

70 synonyms found


[ mˈandəbə͡l], [ mˈandəbə‍l], [ m_ˈa_n_d_ə_b_əl]

Mandible is a term commonly used in anatomy to describe the lower jawbone of humans and animals. However, there are several other synonyms available for this term that can be used interchangeably. These include terms such as jawbone, lower jaw, maxillomandibular complex, mandibular bone and submaxillary bone. These synonyms provide a better scope of understanding and help differentiate between different structures and functions related to the mandible as well. In particular, the term maxillomandibular complex is more technically specific and refers to a full range of structures in the mouth which open and close when chewing or speaking.

Related words: mandibles, right-side mandible, left-side mandible, mandibular, mandibular joint, right and left mandibles, right and left side of the mandible

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    How to use "Mandible" in context?

    The mandible is the lower jaw in humans and other animals. Its function is mainly to chew and to initiate movement of the other jaw.

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