Definition of Lower jaw
1. Noun. The jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth.
Terms within: Gnathion, Gonion, Mandibular Notch, Pogonion, Symphysion, Condylar Process, Condyloid Process, Mandibular Condyle, Coronoid Process Of The Mandible
Generic synonyms: Articulator, Jaw
Specialized synonyms: Lantern Jaw
Derivative terms: Mandibular
Medical Definition of Lower jaw
1. The jaw bone. (27 Sep 1997)
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Literary usage of Lower jaw
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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. ..."