Definition of Lower jawbone
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
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Literary usage of Lower jawbone
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1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"1715. the Rorqual, so that the lower jawbone rises a little to offer its articular convex surface. This disposition, joined to the absence of a coronoid ..."
2. The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead by James George Frazer (1913)
"Preservation of the lower jawbone. Mourning costume. testified their sorrow, the body is buried on the second or third day after death. ..."
3. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1874)
"The lower jaw has alao an alveolar edge, which contains alveoli for tho reception of the teeth. The lower jawbone is developed by two points of ossification ..."
4. Our Bodies and how We Live: An Elementary Text-book of Physiology and by Albert Franklin Blaisdell (1904)
"The lower set of teeth is fixed in the lower jawbone, which moves by means of a ... A, upper jawbone; B, malar bone; C, nasal bone; D, lower jawbone ; E, ..."