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jawbone

(jô′bōn′)
n.
A bone of the jaw, especially the bone of the lower jaw.
v. jaw·boned, jaw·boning, jaw·bones Slang
v.tr.
To try to influence or pressure through strong persuasion, especially to urge to comply voluntarily.
v.intr.
To urge voluntary compliance with official wishes or guidelines.

jaw′bon′er n.
jaw′bon′ing n.
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man·di·ble

(man'di-bĕl) [TA]
A U-shaped bone, forming the lower jaw, articulating by its upturned extremities with the temporal bone on either side.
Synonym(s): jaw bone, mandibula, submaxilla.
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jawbone

Unscientific term used to indicate the maxilla or mandible.
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man·di·ble

(man'di-bĕl) [TA]
U-shaped bone (in superior view), forming lower jaw, articulating by its upturned extremities with temporal bone on either side.
Synonym(s): jaw bone, lower jaw, mandibulum, submaxilla.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012