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Mandible vs. Maxilla

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Mandiblenoun

The lower jaw, especially the lower jawbone.

Maxillanoun

Either of the two bones that together form the upper jaw.

Mandiblenoun

One of a pair of mouthparts of an arthropod, designed for holding food.

Maxillanoun

Arachnid mouthpart

Mandiblenoun

The bone, or principal bone, of the lower jaw; the inferior maxilla; - also applied to either the upper or the lower jaw in the beak of birds.

Maxillanoun

The bone of either the upper or the under jaw.

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Mandiblenoun

The anterior pair of mouth organs of insects, crustaceaus, and related animals, whether adapted for biting or not. See Illust. of Diptera.

Maxillanoun

One of the lower or outer jaws of arthropods.

Mandiblenoun

the lower jawbone in vertebrates; it is hinged to open the mouth

Maxillanoun

the upper jawbone in vertebrates; it is fused to the cranium

Mandiblenoun

the jaw or a jawbone, especially the lower jawbone in mammals and fishes.

Maxillanoun

the jaw or jawbone, specifically the upper jaw in most vertebrates. In humans it also forms part of the nose and eye socket.

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Mandiblenoun

either of the upper and lower parts of a bird's beak

‘the drake is all black except for an orange mark on the upper mandible’;

Maxillanoun

(in many arthropods) each of a pair of mouthparts used in chewing.

Mandiblenoun

either half of the crushing organ in an arthropod's mouthparts.

Maxilla

The maxilla (plural: maxillae ) in vertebrates is the upper fixed (not fixed in Neopterygii) bone of the jaw formed from the fusion of two maxillary bones. In humans, the upper jaw includes the hard palate in the front of the mouth.

Mandible

In anatomy, the mandible, lower jaw or jawbone is the largest, strongest and lowest bone in the human facial skeleton. It forms the lower jaw and holds the lower teeth in place.

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