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man·dib·u·lar

(man-dib'yū-lăr),
Relating to the lower jaw.
Synonym(s): inframaxillary, submaxillary (1)

mandibular

adjective Referring to the mandible.

man·dib·u·lar

(man-dib'yū-lăr)
Relating to the lower jaw.
Synonym(s): inframaxillary, submaxillary (1) .
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LEFT LATERAL VIEW OF MANDIBLE

mandible

(man′dĭ-bĕl) [L. mandibula, lower jawbone]
The horseshoe-shaped bone forming the lower jaw.
See: illustrationmandibular (-dib′yŭ-lăr), adjective

man·dib·u·lar

(man-dib'yū-lăr)
Relating to the lower jaw.
Synonym(s): inframaxillary, submaxillary (1) .

mandibular

(mandib´yələr),
adj pertaining to the lower jaw.
mandibular angle,
mandibular axis,
n See axis, mandibular.
mandibular border,
n See border, mandibular.
mandibular canal,
n See canal, mandibular.
mandibular centric relation,
n the closing relation of the mandible with the fixed craniofacial complex as determined clinically by instruments that record jaw motion.
mandibular condyle,
n See condyle, mandibular.
mandibular flexure,
n See flexure, mandibular.
mandibular foramen,
n See foramen, mandibular.
mandibular fracture,
n a break in the continuity of the bone of the mandible. See also fracture.
mandibular glide,
n See glide, mandibular.
mandibular guide prosthesis,
n a prosthesis with an extension designed to direct a resected mandible into a functional relation with the maxillae.
mandibular hinge position,
n See position, hinge, mandibular.
mandibular labial frenum
(mandib´yələr lā´bēəl frē´nəm),
n a vertical band of oral mucosa located between the midlines of the mandibular central incisors, which connects the attached gingiva to the lower lip and safeguards against any excessive motions.
mandibular movement,
n See movement, mandibular.
mandibular nerve,
n See nerve, mandibular.
mandibular notch,
n See notch, mandibular.
mandibular pain-dysfunction syndrome,
mandibular prognathism
(mandib´yələr prog´nəthiz´əm),
n a condition in which the mandible projects outward farther than the maxilla.
mandibular rest position,
n See position, rest, mandibular.
mandibular retraction,
n See retraction, mandibular.
mandibulofacial dysostosis
(mandib´ūlōfā´shəl),
n See syndrome, Treacher Collins.

mandibular

emanating from or pertaining to the mandible.

mandibular arch cartilage
an early skeletal element in the embryonic viscerocranium, the cartilage eventually becomes the mandible.
mandibular duct
the duct of the mandibular salivary gland.
mandibular enlargement
causes a characteristic lateral silhouette in animals similar to that of bottle jaw. It is a common sign in osteodystrophia fibrosa in horses and pigs, craniomandibular osteopathy in dogs, and lymphoma and actinomycosis of cattle.
mandibular gland
a salivary gland situated behind the angle of the jaw, sometimes partly covered by the parotid salivary gland and the mandible.
mandibular lymph node
one of a cluster of nodes grouped around the facial vein at the angle of the jaw.
mandibular nerve block
an anesthetic agent is injected around the mandibular alveolar nerve where it enters the mandibular foramen. Usually used in large animals for dental procedures on the lower jaw.
mandibular neurapraxia
bilateral trigeminal motor paralysis causing a dropped jaw that cannot be voluntarily closed. Seen in dogs as a result of trauma or as an idiopathic neuritis. Recovery is usual, but occasionally the condition persists with atrophy of the temporal, masseter, pterygoid, rostral digastricus and mylohyoid muscles.
mandibular osteodystrophy
one of the regions of the body where a generalized osteodystrophy is most readily observable. The ventral edge of each ramus is thickened and the intermandibular space reduced.
mandibular prognathism
an abnormal protrusion of the mandible so that there is difficulty in prehending and masticating food, especially in animals at pasture. The defect is inherited in some breeds of cattle and also occurs as part of a more general range of defects, e.g. in achondroplastic dwarf cattle. Called also undershot. See also malocclusion.