mandible mandible  /ˈmæn də bəl/


  • (n) the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth


  1. Few parts of the human skeleton are more subject to wear than the mandible, or lower jawbone.
  2. The semiburied implant, using a Vitallium latticework placed on the mandible, or lower jaw.
  3. Bravely, he rose from the floor to smite his opponent a mighty clout on the mandible and cheers rang through the Los Angeles Dodgers' clubhouse at Chavez Ravine.


  • Mariners’ first-round pick gets hit in face, has broken jaw

    Outfielder D.J. Peterson, the 12th overall pick in the 2013 draft, was scheduled for jaw surgery Friday after getting hit in the face by a pitch while playing for low Single-A Clinton on Thursday night. The Mariners said Peterson suffered an open fracture to the left mandible. Peterson, a product of the University of New…
    on August 24, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk

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