Definition of Lower jaw

1. Noun. The jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth.




Medical Definition of Lower jaw

1. The jaw bone. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lower Jaw

lower chambers
lower court
lower criticism
lower deck
lower esophageal sphincter
lower extremes
lower extremity
lower eyelid
lower heating value
lower house
lower houses
lower hybrid waves
lower ivy
lower jaw (current term)
lower jawbone
lower lateral cutaneous nerve of arm
lower leaf zone
lower lid
lower limb
lower limit
lower limits
lower lip
lower lobe of lung
lower mantle
lower motor neuron
lower motor neuron dysarthria
lower motor neuron lesion
lower nephron nephrosis

Literary usage of Lower jaw

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"HALF OF THE lower jaw REMOVED FOR EPITHELIOMA. W. JOSEPH HEARN, MD [Read January 22,18%.] I wish to present this specimen as an example of the sad results ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1886)
"A Case of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis with Clonus of the lower jaw. By CE BEEVOR, MD, etc. With a Note on the Jaw-Jerk or Masseteric-Tendon Reaction in ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1886)
"A Case of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis with Clonus of the lower jaw. By CE BEF.VOR, MD, etc. With a Note on the Jaw-Jerk or Masseteric-Tendon Reaction in ..."

4. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The lower jaw is developed principally from membrane, but partly from cartilage. The process of ossification commences early—before, indeed, any bone except ..."

5. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1885)
"Abscess in the lower jaw.—Chronic abscesses, causing "expansion of the bone," ... Acute Suppurative Periostitis is occasionally met with in the lower jaw. ..."

6. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1895)
"Right mandibular ramus of lower jaw of Phoca ... of the lower jaw of a Phoca. It contains three entire molars, and a portion of a fourth. ..."

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