lower jawbone

lower jawbone
the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
Derivationally related forms: ↑mandibular (for: ↑mandible)
Hypernyms: ↑jaw, ↑articulator
Hyponyms: ↑lantern jaw
Part Meronyms:

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  • jawbone — jawboning, n., adj. /jaw bohn /, n., v., jawboned, jawboning, adj. n. 1. a bone of either jaw; a maxilla or mandible. 2. the bone of the lower jaw; mandible. v.t., v.i. 3. Informal. to attempt to influence or pressure by persuasion rather than by …   Universalium

  • jawbone — [[t]ʤɔ͟ːboʊn[/t]] jawbones also jaw bone N COUNT A jawbone is the bone in the lower jaw of a person or animal …   English dictionary

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  • jawbone — jaw|bone [ˈdʒo:bəun US ˈdʒo:boun] n one of the bones that your teeth are in, especially the lower bone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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